Bible Verse: Isaiah 43:1-7; Revelation 21:1-4
Movies: Shakespeare in Love, The Martian
Music: U2, Nancy Griffith, Imagine Dragons, Allison Krauss and Union Station
For fun I like to: spend time with family — preferably outside, cook, read, run
I was born at Duke Hospital (destined to be a Duke fan!) and moved to Roanoke, Virginia when I was two years old. My family attended Second Presbyterian Church, where I was confirmed and where my faith was nurtured and my questions and doubts were openly received. After high school, I attended Middlebury College in Vermont, where I became a religion major after taking my first religion class. I graduated with a degree in religion and classics and headed to seminary.
At Princeton Theological Seminary, I found a passionate and intellectual community of classmates and professors. I also met and married Derek Redwine. Between the two of us, Derek and I have served churches in Denver, Colorado; Akron, Ohio; and most recently in Cleveland, Ohio, where Derek was the pastor and head of staff of Fairmount Presbyterian Church and I was the pastor and head of staff of the Church of the Covenant in Cleveland's University Circle neighborhood.
I am passionate about meaningful, thought-provoking, inspiring worship; leading people to encounter God in their daily lives in ways that lead to personal transformation; exploring how God calls us to use our gifts for the transformation of the world God so loves; and thinking about and executing with church leaders how the church can best serve our community and world with passion and joy.
Derek and I have a daughter, Sarah, and two sons, Quinn and George. As a family, we enjoy basketball and baseball (watching and playing), spending time outside, cooking and eating good food, and our Friday family movie nights.