The first love and passion of my life is Jesus Christ. It’s that love that motivates me in my goals as a wife and mother, and as speaker and writer.
I’m a frequent contributor at Women Alive, with nearly 50 articles written about love, marriage, dating, sex, relationships and Christian living. My articles have been featured in magazines and websites, such as Maranatha News.
I was born in Burnaby BC to a young married couple. Later, they moved to Vancouver Island, where I was blessed with a rich spiritual heritage. At a young age, I experienced community and a love for fellowship through the congregation at a tiny church, in Youbou BC. Even then, I was keenly aware of God’s presence in my life.
Whenever I try to imagine God’s love, I see my grandmother’s face smiling at me. With that look seared into my memory, I know — unequivocally — that people matter most to God. Whatever else I will do with my life, inspiring others to discover God’s unconditional life-changing love is my primary mission.
Years later, I married my husband Kelly in that same small town church. Together we have three boys, Brandon (married to Becky), Jadyn (married to Cherise) Taelyn, and one special little grandson, Carter.
Early in our marriage, Kelly worked away, while I managed my career and raised our first two boys. This gave me the unique experience of single-parenting, while trying to nurture a long-distance marriage relationship. Not an easy challenge, yet it provided many life-lessons.
Fourteen years after our second son was born, we became pregnant with our third child. That was a surprise! Taelyn was born in 2002. My family provides me with a whole lot of laughs, incredible joy – and many illustrations for teaching purposes.
Career and Ministry Experience
I have more than 15 years experience in ministry. As director of a group of over 200 women, at the largest church in Kelowna, I taught biblical principles weekly. Now, as founder of For the Sake of Truth, teaching Biblical-truth is my full-time job. I teach at live events, retreats and conferences. I also teach in online venues, through webinars, podcasts, blogs and online Bible studies.
My writing has been published in the Briercrest College – a devotional book for students. I speak and write articles for Women Alive. I have authored several bible studies, and a book titled Radical Love – Forever Changed.
In my free time (yeah right) I love to hike, read, and share a laugh over a good cup of coffee with my girlfriends.