A church musician since age 14 (now over 24 years!), one of my greatest passions in life is choosing and leading congregational song. I believe deeply that what we sing both nourishes our faith and sends us forth into mission in the world. Committed to leading and building a music ministry in which all are welcome and invited to participate, I am grateful to be called to serve a congregation like Trinity that values a wide variety of musical expressions, all offered excellently, to the glory of God and the edification of the neighbor (to coin a phrase of J.S. Bach).

I grew up in Tennessee as a Southern Baptist, found my faith home as an adult in the Episcopal Church, and have served in several ELCA congregations. I come to Trinity as a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Chicago where I have been serving for the past four years. I’ve been active leading worship at Metropolitan Chicago Synod events and substituting as a musician at the Lutheran Center back before the pandemic. Liturgy and spirituality are important to my faith and I look forward to sharing in congregational life as I get to know you all.

Steve, my husband of twenty years, and I, live in Evanston (quite near the church) with our 18-year-old cat Magellan who thinks that we are lucky he still tolerates our presence. When I’m not thinking about or making church music and liturgy I enjoy collecting and writing with fountain pens, knitting, trying to find the best barbecue in Chicagoland, and all things Disney (especially Winnie-the-Pooh).