“I’m a lover of Jesus Christ, wife of ten years, a mom of a “spunky” preschooler, passionate home cook, regular beach-goer, math teacher, minister, bible teacher, leader, mentor, speaker, writer, healthy relationship enthusiast, and woman on a MISSION to empower others to embrace their faith and never let it go…”
With degrees in Sociology and Education, I’ve coupled my love of helping women with a faith-based approach to dealing with everyday life. I’ve counseled countless teen girls and women as it relates to Godly devotion and the ability to make wise decisions. I’m also currently enrolled in advanced ministry development training at the Center for Pastoral Counseling via Emerge Counseling Services. As a Minister, it brings me great joy to see others discover:
- a relationship with Jesus Christ
- Godly contentment and life satisfaction
- healthy, God-centered relationship choices
The quest to depend on God in previous years was a rough journey for me as it yielded inconsistency, poor judgement, and a life lived as an extremely confused woman. During college and soon after, I was undeniably caught at a crossroad of the church and a world of pure mayhem.
After a season of bad decisions, unhealthy relationships, and utter chaos, I had an encounter with God that changed my life. God assured me in the lone confinement of my apartment that he would be the one to satisfy and fulfill me. I never looked back and began reading the Bible from the beginning to the end. The Word of God was LIFE to me when I needed it the most. Things took another turn when God began to reveal my purpose and I would start serving others more strategically in 2005. Holding a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology, a Masters Degree in Education, and ministry training at Jameson School of Ministry, I’ve used my gifts to help the local church and various communities. As an ordained minister, I’ve worked in various roles as a leader in singles ministry, young adult ministry, adult ministry, and evangelism ministry.
I’ve also developed nonprofit tutoring programs for women and youth. I can never stay too far away from the classroom and currently teach Adult Basic Education at a local college in New Jersey.
I took a leap of faith and launched my first women’s conference in 2012. Approximately eighty women of all ages and backgrounds showed up versus the forty younger women I was expecting. Hosting conferences just for women taught me a lot about the uniqueness of the various spiritual needs of those who would attend. Today, the event has evolved into a blog/vlog led by my mentee at WomenSeekingGod.org⬇️.
I have learned not to put God “in a box” as he often exceeds my expectations. I give God all the glory for allowing me to reach the Amazon Best Selling Author listings in November and December of 2015 for my book, Affirmations for Women: God’s Healing Words for the Heart in Times of Guilt, Grief, & Uncertainty (available HERE⬇️).
Today, as a wife to Associate Pastor Jason Ford, mom to Jordyn, and person on a quest to find meaning in life like most people, I have discovered that: “A JOURNEY WITH GOD IS WORTH IT!”