I was born and raised in Collin County. My mom and grandparents modeled a life of trust in God and taught me early on about Jesus’ death on the cross for my sin. Although I grew up knowing I need a savior and looked to God for rescue, my faith didn’t mature with age. Living up to God’s standards seemed impossible and I was angry at Him for allowing so much pain in my childhood. I wanted the benefits of God’s love but didn’t trust Him completely. But God, in his loving patience, pursued my heart and showed me a better way. At the age of 18, he drew me from luke-warm faith and I surrendered my whole life to following Christ. As the oldest of 6 children, I developed a heart for helping others. I graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and then UT Southwestern Medical Center with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling. I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor and consider it a privilege to come alongside others as they seek restoration. My husband, Price, and I moved to Plano to be closer to my younger siblings which brought us to Citizens Church. I quickly grew a passion for Recovery and Steps. What a joy - to join in on the work of this ministry and our church!
My hope for Citizens Church is that we would be a people whose greatest delight is to know and love God, a place for people to come in their suffering and find hope for healing and a church that fosters deep confessional community, shedding light into the darkness. I pray we would be a church who takes the redemption of our stories into our neighborhoods and out to the nations, to make Jesus’ name great.
We hold to the central beliefs of the Christian faith, as communicated throughout Scripture and summed up in the ancient creeds of the Church.