Salford Mennonite Church (Harleysville, PA)
B. Mus from Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA
MAR, Eastern Mennonite Seminary
Music director/pastor, communication, radio
Anything creative: writing, music, graphic design, storytelling, experimental church
I have ministered with my family ever since I was a young child—growing up as a PK in a church plant, we all had something to contribute! I resisted official ministry for a long time as I witnessed firsthand the difficult life that accompanies pastoral work, but as I grew older, I found myself pastoring without realizing it. Now, even as I explore and experiment with what following Jesus looks like in the 21st century, I know that my place is in the church—we can’t be the body of Jesus on our own!
I enjoyed most of my courses, but I particularly liked digging into theology and biblical studies and applying what we learned about church history to our current contexts. I appreciated the classes I took on Lancaster campus because we are all practitioners who are working and going to school, so our classes were relevant immediately in our ministries.