I am an American by birth with an immigrant heart. After high school, I found myself seeking more of what it meant to have a personal relationship with God, not just knowing about God and the bible that in 2005 the relationship I was seeking actually found me. I was baptized accepting Jesus Christ into my life that same year. I have always been drawn to peoples stories, serving and protecting the marginalized, the grieving, and all the ones that have been wounded. To see healing occur in families, in communities, and systemically is part of what has drawn me to Ebenezer and why I humbly said yes to God’s invitation here. I yearn to see goodness shown in acts and in words everyday from person to person. I have a heart for shepherding, for walking alongside people in their grief and joy, and for sharing the good news of salvation. I have a B.A. in Psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University and a Masters in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy fro Cal Lutheran University. I am part of a wonderful team of therapists at The Soul Care House. I am fluent in Spanish and a part of a big Mexican and Honduran family. I just got married this past February and am closely journeying this path in a posture of surrender with my husband, John. My hope and prayer in becoming a pastor, being a part of Ebenezer, and more specifically the Linda Vista Community is that there be a type of heavenly healing that rescues, restores, and redeems the brokenness in the lives of many. And, that many lives come to hear of a true King that loves us and saves us because we are His sons and daughters.