I grew up in a loving family where I went to church every Sunday. I did the typical things that I thought represented a Christian. When I moved to Fort Worth after college, I made a list of churches I wanted to visit. Once again, “finding a church home” was on my list of things to do upon moving to a new place. It was then, at 23, that I felt like I was just going through the motions of the Christian life.
The second I walked into Christ Chapel, I noticed the community of young adults at Renovate. I left the first night feeling welcomed and encouraged. I filled out a Connect Card and got plugged into a home group. It has been sweet to live in community, to sharpen each other, to encourage each other, to make disciples.
Through discipleship, I started to fall more in love with Jesus. Once I started to attempt to navigate the gospel, I realized there is a difference between growing up in a church home and actually having a relationship with Jesus. I was starting to see that my relationship doesn’t have to look like a checklist. Since then, He’s just rocked my world.
It has been neat to come on staff as a worship service coordinator and understand the intentionality of God’s people. Now coming on full-time, I’ve been able to watch the Lord open doors. Once I finally gave up control and strived to be obedient, He moved. He will continue to move. Our God is BIG and has a better plan for us than we can ever imagine.
My first pet was a fish, and I play the trumpet. I went to Texas State University where I studied public relations and loved being by the river. And while different from San Marcos, moving to Fort Worth has been sweet because it’s brought me geographically closer to family and spiritually closer Jesus.