I grew up in Pontotoc, MS and felt called into ministry in high school. I attended Mississippi State University for my undergraduate, then received a Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY. I love new places, good people, and great coffee. I have a special love for the state of Mississippi, and I am so excited to be back serving this state. I really believe that William Faulkner was right, when he said, “To understand the world you must first understand a place like Mississippi.” Mississippi is truly my home, and its people are my people. Mississippi is in need for thriving churches on the move, and my desire is to activate the church in its mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ, starting right here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. St. Paul UMC is a church community that helps people encounter God and worship God, and I am excited to be a part of this church family, and I am hopeful for the many adventures here.