Areas of expertise:

 

Special Needs Ministry (Camp and Parish Settings):  My background is in Special Education and working with people who have special needs is my passion.  I coordinated a camp for people with mental and physical disabilities for 5 years and have extensive experience developing behavior plans for teenagers with disabilities for their youth ministers to use. 

Sex and Sexuality:  I have been involved in sexual health education within a religious context for the past 7 years.  During this time, I have done countless hours of research and been trained on how to facilitate healthy conversations about sex and sexuality with young people and their parents through engaging activities and honest communication.  

Youth Ministry Mentoring:  For the past 4 years, I have been blessed to serve as a mentor to beginner Youth Ministers.  Doing so gives me energy and allows me to see our calling in a new and different way.  From learning about how to perform basic administrative tasks to full curriculum development, I welcome the opportunity to set new ministers up for successful and sustainable programs.