I am a graduate of Ball State University where I majored in Social Work and minored in Counseling Psychology.  I have been a speaker and facilitator for Women In The Word Bible Studies at Liberty Bible Church in Chesterton, IN for over 18 years, and currently, I serve as the Coordinator 1 for this ministry.  Recently I have had the awesome privilege of receiving training through the Speak Up Conference, which is a program for writers and speakers, set up by Carol Kent Ministries, as well as the She Writes for Him Conference. It was an incredible opportunity to work with other writers and speakers on honing my craft.  This is a program that I look forward to attending again next year.  I have had one of my stories, titled "Masterpiece" featured in the book collaboration titled "Whispers of Grace, Volume 2," and I have recently had my first solo book, "Dropping Anchor: Navigating the Waters of Life Through God's Love" published. I look forward to continuing my writing in the future and sharing what God has laid on my heart through speaking.