Associate Director of Student Ministries email
This year makes 10 years of professionally working with middle and high school students. It has been such a joy to spend the last 4.5 years serving here at Calvary.
Moving to Valparaiso was a complete surprise. Emily Johannes, who leads the communications team, and I have been friends for years and always planned to live near each other when we were 80 years old and kicking back at a retirement center. We were so blessed when God made it possible decades earlier. In 2014 my husband took a job in Portage and we moved to Valparaiso. We were immediately invited to Calvary by Emily and never left.
When Mark Lackey was looking for an administrative assistant in Student Ministries, I applied and stayed on through a variety of job title changes and responsibilities until landing in my current role of Associate Director. I love the passion, honesty, awkwardness, and vulnerability students bring to life. I love developing our leaders and investing in their growth as they invest in the lives of students. As an Enneagram 2, I am constantly on the outlook for ways to help and encourage for the betterment of the entire team.