Originally from Alabama, I have lived as a Mississippi “transplant” for almost 30 years. I moved to Oxford in 2002, where I became the director of the Baptist Student Union at Ole Miss. I hold degrees from the University of West Alabama (B. S.—Biology), New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (M. Div.—Christian Education), and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Ed. D.—Leadership). My wife and I have four wonderful children, and in all that we do we want to bring glory to God in our lives and work.
I want to see college students discover who they are in Jesus Christ and join Him in His work, whether on our campus, in our community, or around the world. When I’m not busy leading collegiate ministry or engaging in adjunct teaching, I enjoy spending endless hours with my family, watching sports, gardening, fishing, reading, and, occasionally, coin collecting. I love good conversation and a smooth cup of coffee, so I invite you to join me anytime—the first cup is on me!
I graduated from Ole Miss in 2014 and am working towards a Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. I was involved at the BSU during all four years of college, and it was my home away from home. The BSU was and continues to be a place where I learn more about what it means to be a follower of Jesus and a safe place to work through the hard questions about God among friends.
I met my husband, Will, at the BSU, and he’s by my side a lot – we would love to meet you! We have one dog-child, Maggie. In my spare time, I enjoy writing and reading. I am also a certified Christian yoga instructor through a ministry called Holy Yoga! I teach classes at the BSU and Community Church. Visit Facebook for more information and class times.
After five and a half long and joy filled years, I graduated from Ole Miss in December 2015 with a B.A. in print journalism. BSU became more of a home than my own in my sophomore year of college and has remained so ever since. I’ve always lived in Oxford; however, I sense the Lord pulling me away from here in the coming years. I plan to attend seminary in the next few years and plan to move overseas. In my experiences ministering full-time both internationally and at home, I have been blessed with deep friendships, hard lessons, and a clear affirmation that full-time ministry is what my future has in store.