I’ve had the blessing of being born into a Christian home where my parents sought and continue to encourage me to me like Jesus. I also grew up in a home where the importance of the local church was second nature. My first recollection of connecting the truth of Jesus to my personal life was through the ministry of VBS. I heard a speaker present the truth of the Gospel and the results of both accepting and denying it. Following that presentation, the truth went from my head, to my mouth in the form of a prayer. I struggled for a couple of years with doubt and prayed that same prayer over and over whenever I would feel insecure in my faith. My freshman year of High School, our family moved and I switched both school and churches. Growing up in HSM was extremely formidable in knowing what being a true follower of Christ was like. However, it wasn’t until my freshman year of college that the truth of the Gospel would ultimately connect: The gravity of my sin in conjunction with the relentless love of God. This understanding radically transformed my life from that moment on. Growing up at Heritage has been an incredible blessing, especially in the season of transition. I served in the youth group while in high school, children’s ministry for a time, and since 2011, I’ve been a Youth Group Leader. Heritage is my family. I love my family and care deeply for them. I am excited to be able to give back a small portion of what Heritage has given to me.