Each month, we are going to take time to get to know one member of our church just a little bit better. We hope this short interview allows us to lean-in to help us know one another better and grow together as a body of believers.

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Tell us a little bit about yourself and your family.

I am a Tuscaloosa native - born and raised until I left for Auburn (War Eagle!). My husband Jon and I, along with our son Fletcher (who was one at the time), moved back to Tuscaloosa in 2009 to be closer to family. Fletcher is now 10, and we have a daughter Isabelle, 6. Both go to Rock Quarry and love playing outside in our neighborhood with their friends. We just got a new a puppy named Rose who we adore along with our two cats. We joined Trinity about 3 years ago and have really enjoyed being a part of the church family. Jon and I both work full time, including traveling, so we are always on the go. We also love our quiet family time at home on the weekends when we can squeeze it in!

Can you share one way that God has been faithful to you recently or something he is teaching you?

Recently God has been teaching me to be more intentional in my every day living rather than going through the motions of just getting through the day. I am working on being more present in my spiritual walk as well as in my marriage and with my family. It is a work in progress, but I am learning to lean more on God, trusting Him rather than trying to keep it all together myself.

What’s your favorite piece of clothing you own / owned?

Sweatpants or PJ's

If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning medal for?

Talking Fast

What songs have you completely memorized?

I Will Survive and The Grease Soundtrack

What shows are you into?

This is Us and The Good Doctor

What’s something you like to do the old-fashioned way?


What is one of your favorite smells?

The bread when I drive by Hardin's Bakery on 15th St.

What is something that your friends would consider “so you”?

That I don't have an inconspicuous bone in my body...I cannot hide anything!

What’s the best and worst thing about getting older?

Best: Perspective and Worst: gray hair

Name three things you are loving.  

My family, sunshine, and feeling blessed!

What are you reading or have you recently read? 

100 Ways to Love your Husband by Lisa Jacobson