Los Gatos United Methodist Church
408-354-4730 ext 215
I have been in pastoral ministry since 2004, following my graduation from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA. Helping people connect with God and the depths of their own compassion are my greatest joys in ministry. As Senior Pastor of LGUMC, I have the pleasure of doing that through preaching, worship, small group studies and experiences of service locally and globally. 1 John 4:16 tells us that “God is love and those who abide in love abide in God.” I believe that learning to love with patience, forgiveness, compassion and justice is our soul’s life-long journey. I am blessed to companion this congregation on the way.When I’m not engaged in ministry, I love to spend time with my family. Music makes me feel alive, so you’ll occasionally hear me singing with the Open House Praise Band or belting out a song while driving in my car! As a graduate of the Ohio State University, I remain an ardent Buckeye football fan. I also enjoy running, reading and any activity that gets me outside in the wonders of creation.
408-354-4730 ext 216
I was raised on the Central Coast of California and have spent the last seven years living in Portland, Oregon. While in Oregon I attended George Fox University where I earned a Bachelors of Arts in Christian Ministry with a double emphasis in Church Recreation and Youth Ministry. I have been working in youth ministry settings, both church and para-church, since I was 19 and am currently discerning my call into lifelong ministry. In my spare time I enjoy reading, cycling, playing with my puppy, and searching for the best pizza around. I loathe glitter, pickles and flat tires.