Meet Our Pastorcontinued...
I also gained a husband at Boston University. We fell in love quickly and were engaged six months later. We were married on July 1, 2007.
We loved the mountains of North Carolina, but continued to live in Boston. I worked as a counselor for two and a half years at a social service agency for homeless families, and Nathan was a high school history teacher. We knew we wanted an adventure before moving and settling in North Carolina. We applied to the Peace Corps and were accepted. We left Boston in September 2008 for Togo, West Africa.
Our journey ended in 2010, when Nathan and I returned to America and relocated to the North Carolina mountains in order to be near my family and for our love of the region. I became the youth pastor at First UMC in Rutherfordton. A few months later, I was appointed the pastor of Hoyle Memorial UMC in Shelby where I served for three years.
Nathan and I have two children, Roan Anderson (3 years old) and Emmalena "Emmy" Mae (6 months old). I feel that I have been called to local church ministry and have been on that path my entire life. Prevenient grace has most certainly been at work in my life. I have taken detours, but ones that I feel have been extensions of my faith and love of service. I am living out my call of ordained ministry in the local church and am excited to continue on this journey. I believe God has called me, and continues to call me, to do God's work here on earth. I am excited to do that work at St. Timothy!