All of us have stories in our lives through which we can connect with and encourage others! I’ve experienced God using my story so I can share empathy, encouragement, and support with others. Some great joys in my life have been living life as a Christ-follower, marrying my best friend, and having my dream career as homemaker with two daughters. Some of my sorrows and stresses have included the death of my father, miscarriage, and moving. What stories in your life have enabled you to connect with and encourage others?
Life and Family: Richard and I make a great team as we journey through life together. We especially enjoy leading small groups together and offering marriage mentoring. It’s been exciting to see how our CliftonStrength themes work together, as some of them are very different from each other. Our family enjoys exploring our new home state of Nebraska, playing games, and conversations around the dinner table. I’m passionate about creating our home and extending hospitality.
Strengths and Ministry: Coaching is a natural expression of my strengths and spiritual gifts, and has grown and developed through ministry-related experiences. My spiritual gifts include hospitality, encouragement, and shepherding. My Top 5 CliftonStrengths themes are Responsibility, Empathy, Discipline, Connectedness, and Positivity.
Engagement and service in church community has allowed me discover my passion for coaching and seek further training. I have served as Assistant Children’s Ministry Director, mentored college students and women, facilitated Bible studies, taught adult Sunday school, lead a mom’s group, hosted and lead small groups in our home with Richard, co-lead a greeting team, served as a marriage mentor together with Richard, and volunteered as a MOPS Mentor Mom.
Training: I am a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and a Christian Life Coach, certified by the Board of Christian Life Coaching. I have completed an Advanced Diploma in Christian Life Coaching through Light University Online. I am a certified Prepare/Enrich Marriage Facilitator, which I use to encourage growth and health in marriage relationships. I graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa with an emphasis in communications.
You can learn more about me professionally at LinkedIn, and find me on Instagram as live.and.love.well.
A few things I like:
- The Oregon coast, hiking, and exploring new places (I’m a Google Guide Level 8)
- Meaningful conversations over coffee (lattes are my favorite, lately)
- Saturday morning breakfast with my family
- Our one-year-old goldendoodle, Tucker (I became a dog trainer this past year!)