Since graduating from college last century, I've served in ministries to college students, children, the elderly, and youth. My heart's always been for youth, especially because I had really needed some mentors during my own teen years when I went through a time of questioning God, my faith, the meaning of life, and dealing with the death of a close friend. I even became a high school English teacher hoping to “make an impact” in the lives of young people (plus, I had a highly practical degree in English literature). After about 15 years of teaching, I left the classroom with a vision to start a library full of great books for the kids and the adult kids in our church, and to cultivate the love of reading in our increasingly digital world. Now I'm serving full-time in youth ministry, because the most awesome impact I could make for the next generation is to raise them up to be confident and passionate for Jesus!
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Myers-Briggs: After all these years, the results are still inconclusive
Likes: Some call me a nerd, but I prefer the term life-long learner! I'm always curious to learn something new, whether it's your story, or an odd musical instrument (melodica or harmonica anyone?). I’m a bibliophile in recovery for a book-buying addiction, but I might now have a slight podcast addiction. I’m also an Oakland A’s fan for life, even if we never make it past the first round of playoffs, or move to a neighboring desert. If you want a good book recommendation, let me know. One of my greatest joys is matching someone with the perfect book -- you know, that one book that "changes your life"...other than the Bible, of course!