I have been a member of Hillcrest for 10 years, and I was the Volunteer Coordinator of Children's Ministries for 6 years. I became the Director of Children's Ministries in 2011 and have enjoyed every minute. I have wonderful volunteers, great curriculum and each year, an exciting calendar planned for children and family events. I also teach pre-k part-time at Central Baptist Preschool and Kindergarten, as well as teach the school’s music classes and private voice lessons. Prior to these positions, I first taught 3rd grade at Harrisburg Elementary after graduating from the University of Sioux Falls in 2000. I also taught Kindermusik at night for 10 years to be home with my 4 kiddos when they were little.
I grew up in Dickinson, ND and moved to Sioux Falls for college. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and minors in Early Childhood and Music. Brian and I have been married since 1999 and have 4 wonderful children. Our oldest son, Riley, loves school and sports. Wesley loves to play ball of any kind. Charley loves to be on adventures or in costume. Finally, Kinsley loves to be girly, arts and crafts. Besides being a mom, wife, and teacher, I also love music, coffee, and scrapbooking.