What you do matters because you matter to God. And regardless of where God places you, you have the opportunity to make an impact for the Kingdom. There are no small “jobs” in the Kingdom of God.
If I’m honest, I would have never seen myself as an entrepreneurial higher education leader who enjoys teaching, leading, building, and implementing new programs, systems and processes. For goodness sake, I went to seminary because I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that God was calling me to full-time “ministry.” But yet, God had different plans. In the past 20-years, God has shown me that no matter where He places me, opportunities abound to make an impact for the Kingdom. What I do matters.
I’ve had the opportunity to not only train and work with a recognized Forbes Top 10 Social Media Influencer, but I’ve also had the opportunity to teach and train a variety of entrepreneurs, small business owners, ministries and organizations on social media and marketing.
Prior to entering the world of higher education, I held a variety of positions that quite honestly, caused me to question whether or not what I did, mattered. I spent several years as a church youth director where I taught, led, and developed student and adult leaders. I have also worked with students in the K-12 setting. Initially, I worked as a Literature teacher, but soon became a school administrator where I trained other teachers to develop well-aligned curriculum. During that time I found my passion for developing others to become better at what they do and find their passion in it. I founded a training and development ministry that helped women of all ages discover their purpose and passion. What was a “side business” quickly became my full-time job.
Towards the end of that decade, social media had become an emerging topic and I found my professional world merging with this new environment. After several years of honing my social media/marketing expertise, others began to take notice of my skills which opened multiple doors in a variety of different industries.
Through it all, I’ve come to realize that part of my calling is to empower and encourage Christian Women to see their work as ministry so that they can make a greater impact for the Kingdom of God.
I hold an EdD in Instructional Leadership and Curriculum Development from Nova Southeastern University, a Masters in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a BA in Communications from the University of North Florida. I’ve been a speaker at both regional and national events and I am an Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication at Indiana Wesleyan University.