MA Hope International University (Congregational Leadership)
BA San Jose Christian College (Bible and Theology)
BS San Jose State University (Physical Education)
I spent over 18 years in full time youth ministry at just two churches. I oversaw all aspects of the Junior High, High School and, at times, the College ministries. I love organizing, planning and dreaming about ministry. I believe my spiritual gifts are in leadership, pastoring, teaching and exhortation. One of my passions is missions and service both locally and globally. I’ve served in many countries in Europe, Brazil and Mexico many times.
It is the community of students, staff and faculty that set Jessup apart. People want to come here daily to work, teach and learn. Relationships then enhance the classroom experience as we learn and grow together.
Favorite Class to Teach
I enjoy all the classes I get to teach. I enjoy the interaction in Counseling Youth, the passion of Youth and Missions and the eye opening experiences in Urban and Para Church Youth Ministry. I wish I knew all the content of my Ministry to Families with Teenagers class when I was younger…it would have changed the way I did ministry for years! And how could I not love Camping Administration and Programming! We spend many of our class sessions out in God’s Creation!
My inspiration comes from those who have gone before me in the Christian life showing the way to live for Jesus. One Scripture I follow is Psalm 71:18 which says; “Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, till I declare your power to the next generations; your might to all who are to come”.
I travel and speak approximately 10-12 times a year around California. I preach in churches and speak at day events, weekend retreats and weeklong camps for all ages from Junior High students to 55+ events!