Church has been part of my life as long as I can remember. Some of my fondest memories as a child revolve around the church my family attended. However, it wasn’t until after I graduated from college at Tennessee Technological University with a degree in business management, was employed in my first “real” job, and had a few curve balls thrown my way, that I began seeking the Lord and His will for my life in earnest. As a result, He paved the way for me to return to school and earn my master’s degree in education from Vanderbilt University, followed by a job as an elementary school teacher. During this time of transition, I married my husband, Scott. As newlyweds, we shared the privilege of being baptized together.
Over the next several years God blessed us with our three greatest joys, our sons, Grant, Andy, and Ryan. Like many others, as kindergarten loomed near for our first child, we moved to Williamson County because of the school system. Soon after our move, we joined ClearView. ClearView holds a special place in my heart because this is where our children were nourished, encouraged, and baptized. Our oldest son, Grant, even met and married his wife, McKenzie, at ClearView.
With our once-full nest now empty, God has shown Himself faithful to Jeremiah 29:11, which says, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you, and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Although I miss our full nest, I am enjoying His gifts of more time with Scott, a growing family, and my new role at ClearView.