Experience & Education

WRITER, SPEAKER & MINISTRY COACH:     My husband, Phil, and I are passionate about helping people come more fully alive in their faith, 365-days-a-year, not just on Sundays.  That’s why we founded  Faith Alive 365, a web-based ministry through which we create small group resources, inspirational books, and all-church spiritual campaigns; we also provide coaching, one-on-one spiritual direction, and spiritual growth events for individuals and churches.

PASTOR:   As ordained pastors in the Evangelical Covenant denomination, we served as the founding Co-pastors of Journey Church in Wichita, Kansas, and later as Co-pastors of Adult Ministries at Bayside West Community Church in Roseville, California.

UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR:   Throughout my years in ministry, I’ve also provided Christ-centered education as an adjunct faculty member at Friends University, Tabor College, Mid-America Bible College, and William Jessup University. I’ve taught courses in Bible, Theology, Business Communication, Leadership, Philosophy and Ethics.  I also serve as the Adjunct Faculty Liaison and special projects coordinator for WJU’s  School of Professional Studies.

SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR:   I serve as a Spiritual Director through the Evangelical Covenant denomination. In this role, I work with ministry leaders seeking to grow deeper in their awareness of God and his movement in their lives, in a safe and confidential setting.

RETREAT SPEAKER:   I’ve had the privilege  to serve as a frequent keynote speaker and seminar leader at women’s retreats and special events, in addition to leading marriage retreats and seminars with my husband.  I also design and lead contemplative prayer retreats.

Education & Professional Membership:

  • Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary, 1991
  • B.A. in Communications from California State University, Sacramento, 1986
  • Ordained as pastor by the Evangelical Covenant denomination (ECC), 1996
  • Member of the Pastoral Spiritual Director’s Network, ECC, 2005-present

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