I am a life-long Lutheran, baptized at St. John Lutheran Church in Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania in 1970 and confirmed at Mt. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lewisberry, Pennsylvania in 1982. After graduating from Virginia Tech in 1993, I moved to Central Ohio and joined St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Newark, Ohio, where I served on Church Council there for 3 years and including as Council President in 2001. After getting married and moving to Westerville, I joined SPLC in May 2005.
Here at SPLC, I am very active in several ministries. I serve as Assisting Minister during worship services and I sing with the adult choir and with the Praise Team. During the time SPLCE was in online-only worship, I sang with the quartet that recorded hymns for our 11:00 streaming services. I enjoy teaching our SPYKIDS songs that relate to their weekly lessons, and I help the Confirmation and High School Youth programs with which my sons are involved. I also served on the Call Committee that recommended Pastor Rebecca as our Associate Pastor. When I'm not at church, I participate in several PTA and parent booster boards in Westerville City Schools. I'm an active supporter of my sons' Westerville North soccer and marching band careers, and most summers I perform in the Westerville Parks & Rec Civic Theater musicals.
I married my husband, Chris, in 2002 and helped raise his son, Cameron, who is now 25 years old. Our sons Bennett (15) and Miles (13) are active in SPLC's youth ministries and sometimes play piano for special music or at the Christmas Eve services.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech, and I specialize in Traffic Engineering as a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio. After working full-time for 17 years for ODOT and several Civil Engineering consultants, I transitioned to a part-time position with Lawhon & Associates, Inc. where I prepare Purpose & Need documents and Traffic Engineering analyses for local and state government clients.