I attended the University of Arizona and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. I quickly learned that I was not gifted in teaching in public schools and ended up working at a year-round camp in California that also hosted Christian schools. I led worship and taught science in a hands-on way. I fell in love with the ways that God was experienced in the outdoors, and I fell in love with my husband there as well. Eventually, I attended Drew Theological School in New Jersey, continued my work in Camp and Retreat Ministries and earned my Master’s of Divinity.