I was born in Lawrence, MA in 1986 to a British father and an American mother. After moving (following my dad for work) to West Virginia for a short time, we ended up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This is where I grew up. I graduated from Holland Hall (High School) in 2005. After, I moved to San Antonio, Texas (a place that will forever have my heart and that I call home). I graduated from University of the Incarnate Word in 2009 with a B.A. in Spanish (minored in International Studies). I am currently living in Albuquerque, NM with Gabriel (known to some as Nando), my spouse of 5 years, Juliette (our 10 year old calico), and my parents (Stephen and Anne).
Like many other early millennials, I spent the years after graduating from college bouncing around from one dead-end job to another in an effort to figure out what to do with my life. As I prepared to return to University of the Incarnate Word for my Masters in Education, I could not help but wonder consider what else I could have passion for. In February 2015, my husband and I decided to vacation in Galveston, Texas. On our way back home we had a rather deep conversation about life and purpose. He asked me what it is would make me happy. Without a thought, I replied with one word: Ministry. His surprising response was,"Do that..." I felt called to ministry several times growing up, but didn't answer the call because I did not consider myself worthy to lead. I applied to Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas and everything started falling into place. I graduated in May of 2019 with my Master of Divinity Degree .
Having grown up in the Anglican Church, I was introduced to the UU church by my husband in 2011. He had been attending church with me at Saint Chad's in San Antonio, TX. One Sunday, I decided it was time to explore the religious tradition with which he most identified. It took just one visit to fall in love and a few more visits to confirm the feeling.
While attending First Unitarian Church of San Antonio, I participated in choir and accepted an invitation to lead discussion in our Covenant Group on multiple occasions.
In May of 2018, I finished a year of Supervised Ministry with Welcome Table Christian Church in Arlington, TX. During this time, I assisted with Sunday Services, led a bible study group, and served as Youth Minister.
As of August of 2018, my husband and I have been attending Westside Unitarian Universalist Church, where I've been working with the Young Adult Group. I am a frequent contributor for pulpit supply with North Texas UU Congregations (NTUUC). I identify as a UU Christian and align myself with much of the work of the UU Christian Fellowship (UUCF).
I am also certified to teach Our Whole Lives (OWL) for grades 7-12.
While attending Westside Unitarian Universalist Church, I also completed 1.5 units of Clinical Pastoral Education at Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth. I am currently a Candidate for Ministry with the UUA, a member of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association, and the incoming Intern Minister at First Unitarian Church, Albuquerque NM (starting August 2021).
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