We're thankful for our awesome staff team members who are serving in ministry at Highlands! Staff Profiles is an opportunity for you to get to know each of them a bit better, and maybe even learn something about them you didn't know.  

Tell us a bit about your background in a paragraph:

I was raised on a farm in Idaho and attended the University of Idaho where I met my husband of 29 years, Doug. We moved to the Puget Sound when I graduated college, and I taught at a school in downtown Seattle until we had our first child in 1994. Shortly after, we started attending Highlands and have been here for 25 years. I was blessed to stay at home with all three of our children, Morgan, Luke, and Emma for 10 years. I then worked in the real estate industry for the next 12 years, both as an agent and as an office manager. Three and a half years ago, God called me to Highlands staff and it is an honor and a privilege to serve in ministry. My dream job, really!

Tell us about your role on staff at Highlands:

I serve on the Adult Ministry Team as Assistant to Women's Ministry, Kent Campus, and the Connections Team. I love our people and strive to meet whatever needs come up.

Share a verse or passage of scripture that has impacted your life:

Isaiah 41:10, “ So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

What is something you enjoy about living in the Seattle area?

I love the beautiful diversity of God's creation. We can go from the mountains to the Sound in less than an hour. There is so much to do and see in the outdoors here! My favorite places are hiking Mt. Rainier and kayaking or paddle boarding on Lake Wilderness.

What is something you love to do outside of serving in ministry?

I love spending time with friends and family enjoying the great outdoors.

Share a fun fact about yourself or something that most people don’t know about you:

Being raised on a farm I can drive a combine, tractor, or grain truck and I started driving a grain truck when I was 12. No kidding!