I first came to Hope in 2013 after college, when I didn’t really go to church or think about church much. I knew once I came to Hope that this was the place I wanted to go to church. It was home. From there I got involved in almost every ministry possible. I did my first mission trip to Kenya and eventually that led to an internship in Uganda, which ultimately led to a second home. I ended up doing the adult internship program after getting my master’s degree, which led to my first Job at Hope in Urban Ministry, then to Team Read, and now as Assistant Project Director.
I owe so much to Hope and the people who have loved and cared for me along the way. My family lives in Nashville, but Hope has given me family in Memphis. It’s opened the doors for my life to start changing, and for Jesus to begin molding me into the person he wants me to be. That hasn’t necessarily been the easiest process, but I have found lasting community and people that have walked alongside me in many changing seasons. Jesus has just really loved on me through people here at Hope. I kind of choke up every time I reflect on it and think about it. It’s just been really special. I see Him in many ways, and I’m so thankful for these 30 years, and I can’t wait for more. There is so much more I could say, but I’ll just end with Thank You Hope, for giving me Hope.