Following my graduation from Lititz Christian, I attended Penn State University at University Park. I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a Minor in Gerontology. I continued my education at the University of Pittsburgh, graduating with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. I completed a geriatric fellowship and began working in the geriatric and medical fields.
While living in Pittsburgh, I met my husband. We now live in Bethlehem, PA. He is the lead pastor at Calvary Baptist Church. We have three sons, Asher (6), Kai (5) and Charlie (1). I really love being home with these little ones. I stopped working full time in the social work field, when we adopted our son, Kai. We adopted him from China in 2016 and our lives have not been the same. Kai was 2.5 when he was adopted and has some special health needs. When we saw firsthand the incredible needs of the 600 other children in his orphanage, we were convinced that this was not our final adoption. This summer, we started the journey to adopt another little one with special medical needs. We hope to bring our son or daughter home from India by 2020. My social work skills help me tremendously in the paperwork process of adoption, educating and advocating for our kids and managing children with complex medical and emotional needs. We are continually amazed by the depth of our need and the incredible love God has shown to us in adopting us as His own. Adoption has forever changed our lives. Right now our lives are beautifully full with ministry, kids and adoption, but I also love to blog and do photography whenever I’m able to!
You can follow our journey at www.thegodwhosees.com.
I am grateful for my years at Lititz Christian. I can say with full confidence that all of my experiences, the easy moments and the difficult ones have beautifully prepared me for what has unfolded in my life. Many teachers and staff invested in me and modeled what it looked like to love others well. That investment truly has multiplied in me. I hope to pass that gift on to those around me.