Family information: My husband, David, and I were married in 1991. Our son, Ethan, was born in 1997.
How did you come to NHC? During our search for a church home in 1999, we arrived at a different Brea church on a day when their hours had changed for a special building dedication ceremony. Because it was a very atypical service that day, we opted to drive on. David recalled a church plant that met in the Brea Curtis Theatre many years prior, and suggested that we see if it was still there. It wasn’t, but North Hills Church was, and the rest, as they say, is history….
What is your role at NHC? Connections – Guiding people into Growth Groups for sharing life and volunteering for serving others.
What is the best part about your role? Helping to equip people to step into their faith in tangible and significant ways.
Who is your favorite character in the biblical story? Why? How do you identify with him/her? Boaz because he is so honorable, engaged in the feelings part of his faith, creative, and he presses on to model and do what is right. Add in that he is the son of Rahab and their role in the blood line of Christ, and you can only come to the conclusion that God is truly redemptive.
Who are your favorite sports teams? Grew up in L.A. County during the great 1970’s Dodgers, then moved to Fullerton in 1996, so it is a Win-Win that Mike Scioscia coaches the Angels.
Who is your favorite musical artist or group? Sara Groves - she gives voice and tempo to what a true walk as a Christian woman, wife, mother, sister, daughter, and friend should, does, and can look like.
“But I have felt You with my Spirit. I have felt You fill this room. And this is just an invitation; just a sample of the whole, and I cannot wait to be going Home.” – Going Home by Sara Groves
What were you like in Junior High? Why? I had the biggest, curliest hair and huge glasses to match (thank you 1980), great friends and neighbors, a wonderful family, and last, but not least, Dad was my 8th Grade P.E. Teacher.
If you could only have one book to read (other than the Bible), what would it be? Why? North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell. I love lingering over a poignantly phrased sentence. She has a wonderful grasp of both the narrative and dialogue that makes her characters distinctive.
If you could choose your last meal on earth, what would it be?Why? It would have to be tacos – hard shell with lettuce and cheese, great salsa, chips with sea salt and a squirt or two of lime juice with a regular coke – the bubbles just go really well with tacos.
What makes you laugh? I love wit. Not everyone has it, but those who do, snag my attention. However, my less sophisticated answer - the movies “While You Were Sleeping,” and “Elf,” and old school television Carol Burnett, Bob Newhart, and Mary Tyler Moore.
What makes you cry? A lot. I am definitely a weeper. I love being moved by people’s lives - courage, redemption, watching someone grow, being proud of my family, and Gregory Peck in “Roman Holiday.”