St. Catharines, ON
Part time student and full time wife! I am newly married to my wonderful husband and we have recently relocated to Vaughan to build our first youth ministry together. I am currently working on finishing my first book and establishing my future career as a life coach/counsellor.
I earned a Bachelor of Arts, Child and Youth studies and Psychology from Brock University. I am a Certiﬁed Pastoral Counsellor with the EOCPC and Certfied Life Coach. I am now working towards a Masters Christian Clinical Counsellor degree to move forward in beginning my career. I have served in children and youth ministry for 6 years including; mentoring girls, preaching at events, leading workshops, coaching teams and developing curriculum. I have a passion to see individuals experience the power of Jesus Christ no matter what age or stage they are at.
I became a Christian when…
I was around 4 when asked my Oma if I could accept Jesus into my heart but when I was in grade 6 I developed an eating disorder that progressed into my teens. I was 16 when the doctors predicted I would have a heart attack if there wasn’t a drastic change. It was in that moment of complete hopelessness that I heard a voice in my heart that I recognized as Jesus whisper “ I need you to choose life, I have a plan and a purpose for your life, and people will forever be changed by your story if you say yes”. In that moment I said yes to life, whatever that looked like. Jesus is my heroic King whom saved my life and I have been on this beautiful journey of pursuing Him ever since.
A few of my favourite things...
My husband, reading, writing, studying, bible verse mapping/journalling, children, coffee, anything and everything Disney, laughing with friends, bows and everything girly and pink.
What I would say to my teenage self:
I would tell my teenage self to come out of hiding, there is a King who is enthralled with your beauty, He sees you, He knows you and He loves you; you are not dfined by this world but by the truths of the One who created you.
A Bible verse I love:
"The one thing I ask of the Lord - the thing I seek most - is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life."
I love this verse because there is nothing that compares to the presence of the Lord, so when the demands of the world are high, when temptations come my way I have resolved in my heart that NOTHING is worth getting in the way of being as close to the Lord as possible