I am so thrilled you found my page and I want to share a little about myself so that we can learn more about one another.
I am learning about how to introduce myself by telling you who I am rather than what I am. At the core of who I am, there is a creative spark. I want to create things: essays, novels, sermons, reflections, experiences. I am creative and imaginative. Some would call me an idealist or dreamer, but who are they to have a say in who I am?
I thirst for justice, aspiring to be an agent of reconciliation and justice in a world that is so unjust. I am on a journey to discover how to be anti-racist in all that I do, though I fail at this often.
I hope for a world that I can share with my daughter, where she will not experience half of the hurdles and hurt that I have seen along the way. I am passionate about acting and advocating for fair treatment of women, LGBTQ people, and people who are BIPOC.
I practice Christianity, practice being the operative term, given our current situation in which Christianity has been co-opted by the far right.. My faith is in formation and I nourish it through contemplative practices, writing, and prayer.
I am a cycling enthusiast, having completed the Des Moines Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa. My husband, John, and I have two girls: one has two legs (Sophie) and the other has four (Lily, the German Shepherd).
In early 2021, inspired by Ross Gay's Book of Delights, I gathered 5 churches from around the U.S. to journey together as we catalogued our delights for 3 months.
Learn more about the Delightful Church Project