Director of Youth & Family Ministry, Deacon

I have been blessed to serve as the Director of Youth and Family Ministry here at St. Mark’s since October 2000.

I am truly a Northwesterner, never having lived more than 3 weeks outside of Washington. I love it here. And always look forward to coming home to our mountains and water after trips away from home.

Following graduation from Western Washington University in 1995, I worked at Calvary Lutheran in Federal Way for over 4 years. One of the joys of this job is in the mentoring of children and youth and seeing them become leaders in the church and in the community. In addition to being called at St. Mark’s, I serve on our synod’s candidacy committee, synod youth team and am the Region 1 representative for the Lutheran Association of Christian Educators.

When I am not in the office or at a youth event, I can be found hanging out with my husband or with family and friends, at a baseball game, traveling to warm places–or dreaming about them, or better yet at

“He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8