I was born and raised in New Jersey, the home of great musicians, actors, culture and, of course, food. Crossing the border of PA, I attended Muhlenberg College where my relationship with Jesus began to change the way I lived. After graduation, I became a high school mathematics teacher in Parsippany, NJ. For seven years, I loved working with students in the classroom and on the court/field coaching different sports. A coworker and I took a handful of students that attended a weekly Bible study and worked towards creating a youth ministry for the unchurched teenager. It was through these efforts, as well as taking the Perspectives class, that my heart for the church, the bride of Christ, grew.
Motivated to want to see truth change lives and set people free, I attended Columbia International University to be more equipped for the work of the gospel. I graduated in 2009 with a Masters of Divinity in Intercultural Studies and went on staff with Reliant Mission. Starting as College Director, our handful of students became a church plant in downtown Columbia, SC aiming to reach every subculture with the good news of Jesus Christ. Focusing on establishing believers in their faith and equipping them in their gift-mix, Jesus grows His church.
At the same time, we started a partnership in the north of Sweden. Again starting with a handful of college students, we focused on what it means to follow Jesus and make Him known in the city. I moved to Stockholm in 2016 as my heart was challenged to engage the numerous refugees that had crossed the border.
Today I live in the northwest of Stockholm in an immigrant neighborhood learning how to live out the love of Jesus tangibly to my neighbours.