I grew up in rural Montana before moving to Chicago for college, where I met my husband, Tom. We have lived in the Boston area for the past several years. We will be moving to Longview, Texas this summer where Tom will be an assistant professor of history at LeTourneau University. We have two sweet and adventurous sons. Our lives have been personally touched by disability through our oldest son’s developmental disability.
I have a bachelor’s degree in religious studies and a master’s degree in clinical social work, both from the University of Chicago. I am a licensed special education teacher and spent five years working as a special educator and district behavior specialist. My work supported teachers in implementing effective, inclusive academic and behavioral interventions.
After my children were born, I began working from home creating special education curriculum and resources. I currently serve as the children’s ministry director of Christ the Redeemer Quincy (PCA) and am completing the PCA Discipleship Ministries’ Children’s Ministry Certification.
I am passionate about helping people of all abilities know and love Jesus! I love designing materials and sharing strategies to help make the gospel and church more accessible. I believe that many resources created for children and adults with disabilities can actually benefit everyone. When I’m not creating resources or chasing my boys, I love coffee, bookstores, and finding good breakfast spots.