About me

I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in elementary education from Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida, and a Master of Arts Degree in Christian Education with childhood education specialization from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana. I recently completed my second Masters Degree, a Master of Science in K12 Studies from Capella University.

I have ministered as Children-Family Minister in Louisiana, Florida, Alabama, and Delaware. I am currently serving as Kids Church Small Group Leader and Small Group Leader Coach. I work as a full-time Lead and Trainer at Legoland Florida Resort.

I taught as adjunct faculty and have worked as a children’s ministry consultant for a private Christian college in Birmingham, Alabama, to help them reorganize their program.

I have taught as lead teacher at an early childhood learning center. I brought in extra activities and events to the school to introduce the early childhood preschool students to community helpers and others within the community. I invited a popular television news anchor to visit the school. I invited public school system administrators to visit and read books to the students to establish a connection and partnership in the early education field. I had the governor and lieutenant governor read books to preschool students via Skype.

I invited a US Congressman to visit the ‘I Love America’ themed preschool graduation ceremony and received letters from a now former president and first lady and governor and his wife (they were currently in office at the time of the graduation).

I participated in an expert interview by Children’s Ministry Academy to help teach and train their students in the children’s ministry certificate program.

I serve as a peer reviewer for National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

I serve as mentor to other early education professionals across the country.

For fun and stress release, you can find me running the streets. I am an active runner who has completed 5Ks, 10Ks, and Half Marathons. I maintain an inspirational and motivational Facebook page to encourage others to #keepmovingforward. We can all move forward in life and running, no matter what direction we have chosen to follow. There is always a move to follow God and take His road.

Publications:

Group Publishing’s Children’s Ministry Magazine September/October 2009 issue.

Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware‘s State Missions publication Fall 2009.

Children’s Ministry Think Tank answering children’s ministry questions.

I have written children’s ministry articles for Kidmin1124.

Savannah Goes to Children’s Worship – An illustrated children’s book to help guide preschoolers as they transition from church preschool classes to school-aged children’s worship groups

The Multi-Colored Promise – An illustrated children’s book retelling the Genesis story of Noah and the flood

I have a third illustrated children’s book on the Fruit of the Spirit yet to be published.

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