My wife Tina and I came to Creswell in August of 2014. Prior to accepting the call to Creswell, I served for five years as a youth and associate pastor both in the mountains of Colorado and on the Oregon Coast.
Before entering into full-time ministry, God led me to Guatemala where I spent six months as a volunteer missionary with the Church of the Nazarene. While in Guatemala, God reaffirmed my call into full-time ministry and began speaking to me about finishing school. I returned home from Guatemala and started school at Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs, CO. I graduated from Nazarene Bible College in 2009 with my Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministry. I was ordained in the Church of the Nazarene, on the Oregon Pacific District, in May of 2014.
While in college, I met my wife Tina and we were married in 2006. She is a great partner and support in ministry. God has laid it on our hearts to open our home to young children in the foster care system of Lane County. He has opened many doors to not only minister to children, but to their extended families as well.
Pastor to Families with Children
Pastor of Worship & Music
My husband Steven and I came to Creswell in March of 2017 to serve as the Children’s and Young Families Pastor. We moved here from Nampa Idaho where our three grown children and two grandchildren continue to reside. Working with children and their parents is my passion and I love to plan events.
Steven and I were married just after graduating from Northwest Nazarene College. We have spent many years serving God in numerous ways. We spent 10 years as the boy’s dorm parents at Sun Valley Indian School where I also was a teacher. I have worked with children of all ages in Sunday School, Junior Church, Caravans, VBS, and Day Care. The three years before coming to Creswell we were blessed to start and lead the middle school program as an extension of the Bethel Nazarene youth group in Nampa.
I have always had a calling to work with children, but as we worked with the Middle Schoolers at Bethel, I felt a specific and strong call to full time, child centered ministry. God has affirmed that calling in many ways and through many people.