I grew up in the Disciples of Christ tradition, attending Southport Christian Church on the south side of Indianapolis. Youth activities, camp, and service trips through Southport and the broader Disciples community were major influences in my life. Through my academic years, I served as the youth director at Hazelwood Christian Church in Muncie, creating similar experiences for the next generation and thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to watch young people explore their faith and identities through the programs I led.
I first came to Union Chapel through a partnership with my nonprofit organization, STRIVE Worldwide, to help facilitate the church's vision for a creation care ministry on the grounds. STRIVE combines my joint passions for the environment and cross-cultural engagement, so when I'm not serving in my roles as Community Outreach Coordinator at Union Chapel or store manager at Agrarian in Broad Ripple, I'm likely outside somewhere getting dirt under my fingernails or visiting friends and partners around the world!
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