pastor. writer. editor.
Let me introduce myself:
First, you should know I love coffee and tacos, and that I read and think and write and preach.
I’m a life-long Californian, student, and story-teller. I grew up in Pismo Beach on the Central Coast, attended Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, and settled in the Bay Area. Currently, I’m the lead pastor at Hayward First Church of the Nazarene in the East Bay, the general editor at A Plain Account, a recent graduate from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a resident with The Possibility Project.
Before all those things, I’m a Christ-follower, a daughter, a sister, a friend.
I consider it a great honor and joy to spend time with communities sharing some thoughts about God and life. I would love to speak at your church, retreat, camp, living room, podcast, or wherever else your community gathers, so please contact me if you're interested in scheduling a speaking engagement.
I’m so glad you’ve come by my home on the web. I hope we’ll be friends.
complete resume and curricula vitae available on request
January 2018 - present
Leading the congregation of Hayward First Church of the Nazarene and launching the Hayward Mission (Hayward, CA)