I grew up in southeast Alabama right on the Chattahoochee River. Hot, humid summers with slow drawn out dialects fill my childhood memories. Down home Southern cooking speaks to my soul- yet I absolutely love ethnic food, too! I may have that small hometown background, but God filled my heart with a passion for the world. I enjoy greeting the people in Kenya, Guyana, or Cambodia just as much as I do the folks back home in Lee County.
I love the vastness and diversity in the body of Christ. It is an absolute privilege to work alongside churches sharing compassionate medical care, while also introducing communities to an amazing Savior. Godly parents instilled in me at a young age that people were created in God’s image and that every single person on earth deserves an opportunity to hear about Him, know Him, and experience His love. My father is the person that walked me through Scripture to show me how I could have my own personal relationship with Christ. I will forever be grateful for my parents influence!
I married the love of my life in 2001, and we are blessed with four beautiful children- Noah, Jude, LuLu, and Ruby. They love to travel with us, too!
When I am not on the mission field, I really enjoy watching Alabama football (Roll Tide!), spending time with my family, and cooking.
Fun Facts About Me
My favorite trip location is anywhere the Medical Director is going...
The best piece of advice I've ever been given is don’t be flexible, it’s too stiff…be fluid!
If I could invent a holiday, it would definitely involve giving attention, love, and respect to the elderly.
Advice would you give a volunteer team member who wants to join one of our trips would be “Don’t hesitate, come with us!”
Cats or dogs? Neither
My favorite word in the English language is magnanimity.
If I could snap my fingers and become an expert in something it would be woodworking.
To me the most inspiring part of my job is helping people see the potential of using their skills on the mission field to share the Gospel with others.
The most important thing I learned before high school was respect of others.
If I were a superhero, my superpower would be telekinesis.