I have been serving as associate pastor at Grace since mid-November of 2020. It is a deep joy to partner with the people of Grace as we walk by the Spirit and proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ in word and deed. I am passionate about finding connections between worship and life in the world. I particularly love partnering with God’s people of all ages in evangelism, connection, formation, and reflection, rooted in the God who has come down to us in Jesus Christ. Prior to joining the Grace staff I served in a number of diverse contexts including as a student pastor at Urban Village Church in Chicago and as the vicar at Christ Lutheran Church on Capitol HIll in Saint Paul, Minnesota. I hold degrees from Moody Bible Institute and the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. I live in Oak Park with my husband, Ole. In my free time I enjoy spending time with family, running, reading, and cheering wholeheartedly for the Green Bay Packers, St. Louis Cardinals, and Chicago Blackhawks.