Teaching the Bible is one of my great loves and I have a passion to help women in particular understand and apply God’s truths from scripture. I have experience as a retreat speaker and also with church-based large group women’s Bible studies. I have taught from Romans, Judges, Amos, Haggai, James, Ephesians, and more.

My experience as a biblical counselor influences my teaching as I have an eye for the questions we often bring to scripture that we sometimes don’t know how to ask or don’t hear addressed on Sunday mornings. My goal is that my listeners will clearly see and be more compellingly drawn to the beauty of Christ through my teaching. I believe it is of utmost importance to identify how a particular passage points us to the hope Christ offers and how the gospel empowers us for life, not simply to show us how we fall short.

“Love without truth is sentimentality; it supports and affirms us but keeps us in denial about our flaws. Truth without love is harshness; it gives us information but in such a way that we cannot really hear it. God’s saving love in Christ, however, is marked by both radical truthfulness about who we are and yet also radical, unconditional commitment to us. The merciful commitment strengthens us to see the truth about ourselves and repent. The conviction and repentance moves us to cling to and rest in God’s mercy and grace.” -Tim Keller

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“Our calling is to care for each other’s souls. We want to bring our struggles to the Lord and to each other so that the church can be strengthened and the world can witness wisdom and love.” -Ed Welch