Favorite Food: Fried Chicken
Favorite Music: Piano Music
Favorite TV Show or Movie: I enjoy the Law and Order series and Chicago Fire. I have a number of favorite movies but two of my favorites are “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” and “Remember the Titans.”
Favorite Quotes: "It is what it is." and "Remember, in the church (and the world) you are not doing your work. Remember that you are not doing God's work. Remember, that God is doing His work through you." (Leslie Weatherhead)
Favorite Scripture: Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted in all the earth.”
I was born in Cocoa Beach, Florida, and my family moved to southern Indiana when I was a child. I graduated from the University of Evansville and earned my Master’s Degree from Southern Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. I had intended to study and practice law, but felt a gentle nudge of my heart from God to enter pastoral ministry, and I have been blessed to serve several wonderful congregations during my time as a pastor. Linda and I have been married for 38 years. We have three children, five grandchildren, and one very big grandpup. We enjoy traveling, visiting our children and their families, being grandparents, taking drives around the area where we live, spending time at the beach in Florida and Michigan, and relaxing in the Smoky Mountains. I enjoy reading, our dinner nights with an old movie, and rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team as well as the Indiana Hoosiers and University of Evansville sports teams.
Favorite Food: Ice Cream
Favorite Music: Musicals and Christian pop
Favorite TV Show or Movie: So many favorite movies… Pink Panther, Night at the Museum, and Madagascar, to name a few
Favorite Quote: “Be Still” (Pastor Brenda Burnworth)
Favorite Scripture: Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”
I was raised in a Christian home and accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior at church camp when I was in the 7th grade. I did not feel the call to ministry until my adult years while serving as a Preschool Director. I was ordained a Deacon in 2010 while serving at another church and began my ministry here at Bartlett Chapel in 2013.
God has given me a passion for teaching children of all ages, from babies to young adults, about His love for them. I find hope and excitement in spending time with the young ones of our church.
My husband Kevin and I have 3 grown children: Brenden (married to Natalie), Karlee (married to Bruce), and Carissa. We have 2 step-grandkids, Makayla and Bruce Jr., 1 grandson, Jet, and identical twin granddaughters, Holland and Parker.
Kevin and I love to travel, especially to Colorado to see Brenden and Natalie and the beautiful mountains, as well as all over the US and Costa Rica. We love to hike, read, and spend time with family.
Favorite Food: Caprese Tomato Salad, Crème Brulee
Favorite Music: I love to listen to Sam play the french horn and mellophone (proud band parent!)
Favorite TV Show or Movie: If it’s just me watching, I enjoy anything with Julie Andrews. If I’m watching with my family, I enjoy any of the Marvel series (movies or TV shows).
Favorite Quote: “You must ask for God’s help. After each failure, ask forgiveness, pick yourself up, and try again.” (C. S. Lewis)
Favorite Scripture: Isaiah 40:31, “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
My time at Bartlett Chapel began in October 2016, when our family began attending worship here. I have had the privilege to serve the congregation as the office administrative assistant since May 2019. My husband, Casey, and I have two sons, Sam and Aidan, and we live in Brownsburg. We enjoy spending time with extended family, walks/hikes, bike rides, playing board games, and doing puzzles. I call the Midwest home. I was born in Chicago, and have lived in Illinois, Nebraska, and Indiana. I’m a “PK” (pastor’s kid) and an IU grad. I enjoy reading, drawing, and doing calligraphy. I live with celiac disease, which led me to understand my personal relationship with God in a new way.