Serving Forward President
Certified Life Coach
Certified Holistic Health Coach
How Serving Forward came to be:
My own health crisis in 2015 while in a ministry position lead me to a place
of complete dependence on God and brought to my attention how deep my need
for control was. When you lose your ability to speak, you listen more.
When you lose your ability to walk, you realize you are no longer independent and
rely completely on others for help. This was my life for 10 months in 2015.
It was the most vulnerable, peaceful, real and intimate time of my life that changed
me forever. My relationship with God was already personal, but it became intimate
and I began to crave time with Him like never before. I began listening to my body and trusting it knew how to heal itself and dove headfirst into researching how. Lots of personal healing and growth also took place during this time and some old wounds began to heal. It became a partnership; it was no longer Him verses me. I regained my voice and ability to walk because of Gods mercy and hope to never forget that.
In July of 2016 I was able to go on a mission trip to Haiti and use the very things that were taken away the year before to spread the gospel. On that trip, I heard God say to me “you can use these gifts for my glory, or you can waste them. The choice is yours.” I never want to forget that moment, it’s when I truly felt called to something much bigger than myself and my purpose became a little clearer. I continued in ministry and on the mission field with an organization I love deeply. God placed me in the right places to learn valuable lessons, I had mentors pour into me and I began to realize that there were great organizations to help missionaries and I loved creating partnerships.
I decided to go back to school to have a better understanding of my own journey and to be able to help others do the same. Not everyone’s story is the same as mine, but the more pastors and missionaries I meet the more I realize they are the forgotten. They spend their time taking care of others needs and have nothing left for themselves or their families. Boundaries need to be set, and they need guidance on how to set those healthy boundaries. Their spiritual health must continue to grow and deepen, their physical health cannot take a back seat, and their emotional health needs attention. Serving Forwards mission is big, and I am so excited to see how God uses us. Because we won’t be held accountable for how much we have done, but for how much we have done of what He has asked us to do.