I am a Christian Counselor who works with individuals, families, and couples facing a variety of issues. I received my Masters of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary, where I met my husband, John. I teach Counseling Abusive Marriages for the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation. I have written two booklets: Domestic Abuse: Recognize, Respond, and Rescue and Domestic Abuse: Help for the Sufferer. Working with a team I helped develop the curriculum, Becoming a Church that Cares Well for the Abused, a free web-based training that provides best practices for pastors, ministries, and leaders who minister in the context of abuse. My speaking and writing focus on training churches and counselors to care well for those who have been victims of trauma and abuse. I am currently writing a book on how to help victims of domestic abuse with P&R, due out in 2020.
One of my greatest joys has been homeschooling my three children. Our home is filled with music, read alouds, good food, games, and tons of laughter. Like most people, my life often feels packed out, but I like to think it is filled with precious things. I enjoy traveling with my family to different cities where we take a particular interest in touring museums together. I love any activity that involves water: swimming, beach days, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, watching a Longwood Gardens fountain show, or walking along a lake. Being by the water is sweetly refreshing for my soul.