I lead the Community and Global Team here are Redemption Flagstaff with the intention to to help our staff, congregation and community partners lean in, love Flagstaff deeply and demonstrate the gospel. Through community partnerships like the Peak School, Az1.27, Champions in Action, Second Saturdays, Summit High School, and ongoing community initiatives we build relationships, support and engage in meeting needs in our community. I also run our Foster, Kinship and Adopt initiatives that include many ways to support and encourage foster, kinship and adoptive families in our church as well as throughout the city of Flagstaff. While raising awareness for the great need in Arizona, resourcing with agencies, facilitating trainings and support group open to all foster, kinship & adoptive families in Coconino county, supporting families in becoming licensed and navigating the child welfare system here in Flagstaff. I am passionate about supporting children and families here in our community and in our state.
After attending NAU and working internationally for a few years in Global Development and with NGO’s caring for vulnerable children, I returned to Flagstaff. Bringing a background in Women and Gender Studies, and experience in NGO’s and non-profits, child welfare, behavioral health, youth ministry and community development – the goal is to continue developing and deepening our relationship with partners and families in our cities to share the gospel in places that we step into. In so many ways this is an answer to my dreams of engaging the faith community in caring for the needs of the vulnerable in our city, state and world. I am so thankful to be in this community and live out the gospel in Flagstaff!
I love exploring the beautiful of southwest kayaks and hammocks whenever possible and making the rounds of all the delicious coffee places in Flagstaff!