Each month, we are going to take time to get to know one of our church members 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.



I was born and raised in Tuscaloosa. I am to married John Thetford and have two children, two dogs and a cat. Coleman is 14 and attends Tuscaloosa Academy. Madeline is 12 and attends North Ridge Middle School. 

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

He is teaching me to trust in Him more and to release control to Him. 

HOw have you been involved in ministry to women?

I have been a part of a Bible Study for about 7 years. Kimberly Mason started the study at North River Church. After she went back to work, I began leading in my home. We've been meeting in my home for the past six years. It’s an amazing group of ladies from their early 30’s to 50’s. Each week we meet and spend time together in the Word. We also share life together through our stories and by offering wisdom and encouragement in parenting and for life in general.

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


What are some small things that make your day better?

Starting my day off with prayer and with the Lord, seeing my husband and children wake up with a smile, and exercise.

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

Read a book with real paper not on a tablet or phone

What is one of your favorite smells?

Smells of Christmas or tropical scents

What book impacted you the most?

Loving God with All Your Heart and Mind by Elizabeth George

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


Name three things you are loving.

I am loving the Lord, my family, and Summer. 

What are you reading or have you recently read?

Everybody Always by Bob Goff