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 born and raised in Romania, have been married for almost 21 years, and am the mother of two beautiful kids, with a background in accounting and public relations. Moving to the US and thinking of pursuing a different career and running a small business, I decided to go back to school and got a bachelor's degree in accounting. After working for three years for a property management company, in 2013 I started serving on staff of HCC.

Tell us about your role on staff at Highlands:

As the Finance Manager, my role is to oversee all financial activities, reporting on revenue,  budgeting, disbursing funds to departments, managing risk, implementing policies, improving financial processes, and monitoring of internal controls and accountability policies. I also maintain and execute the benefits enrollments by planning, implementing, and evaluating employee relations and human resources policies, programs, and practices for Highlands staff in coordination with Executive Pastor of Operations.

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

"Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:16

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

Nature and coffee, not to mention the beautiful summers in the Northwest, are the best!

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

I enjoy traveling and exploring new places with family as well as singing and cooking.

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

I said yes to my husband's marriage proposal after actually seeing him for only five days.