…My husband John and I and our two little children are new to the Clemson area. We love being so close to the lake and also look forward to experiencing the Clemson athletic events! I am beginning my fifteenth year in ordained pastoral ministry this year. After graduating from Columbia College and Candler School of Theology at Emory University, my first pulpit experience was actually two small British Methodist Churches in Leeds, England. This was an amazing experience that critically shaped my understanding of how missional the church must be in our communities. After returning from a formative year abroad, I served a church in Sumter before moving to Columbia to serve as the Associate Pastor at Trenholm Road. It was while serving Trenholm Road that I was set up on a blind date with my now husband, John. We’ve been married seven years and relocated to the upstate in 2014 when he was offered the Clinical Director of Laboratories position for the Greenville Health System. After taking some time off to be a stay-at-home mom, I returned to full-time ministry in 2016, serving St. Paul UMC in downtown Greenville and now Lawrence Chapel in Central.
It is with confidence in the power of the Holy Spirit to work in and through each one of us that I anticipate great things to continue happening at LCUMC. We are a dynamic congregation of all ages who seek to practice the love and teachings of Jesus in every aspect of our lives! My greatest passions in ministry are young adult ministries, mission and social justice work. Some of the most profound experiences I have had in ministry have been serving communion to the homeless in a local park, participating in international mission work in El Salvador, and leading local faith representatives in collaborating with city officials and local businesses to provide more comprehensive services for Columbia’s homeless.