About the Leaders
Sometime later I began getting comfortable in my walk and it was then when I began getting distracted in the things of the world again. I found myself drinking and engaging in things that did not glorify God. I had made school and my girlfriend a priority over God. Through all of this, I could sense the Lord trying to get my attention but I was not listening. I had to learn the hard way though. It was after my dad’s death and a break up with a girlfriend of 6 years that I felt broken again.
Since then, I rededicated my life to the Lord. He has built me up and I have not felt more complete since then. I currently serve as leader of the Refuge ministry at Renovate. I have been tremendously blessed and there is not a day that the Lord fails to show me His grace and mercy. Even though, things may not be easy at times and still struggle, I know I serve a God who is never changing and is always there for me and loves me.
When I was in high school, I began competing on a national level for rodeo and discovered food completion (??? Is that right???what is that????) which I also competed on a national level and continued competing all through college. I was a competitive, driven person who was finally shown my own heart’s motives this year, through an opportunity to go to Israel.
It was my last chance to win a national title in rodeo; I needed to decide between a chance at a national championship, which I had been working towards my whole life, or a trip to Israel. I thought I had to win a national championship in order to have a platform to tell people about the love of Jesus so they would listen. Well, the Lord showed me that there is not a platform tall enough to top Jesus rising from the dead. TETELESTAI; (It is finished, paid in full, John 19:30). That is what Christ did for us: PAID IN FULL! I experience that as I seek after Christ, pray, and watch for answers. He will always provide. I went to Israel and I am still being blessed by the trip.
Now, I work at a café/coffee shop and for my parents’ western business. I serve at Renovate and Calvary. I have a Culinary Arts Degree, and am also finishing a Hospitality and Tourism Degree. I still rodeo and help put on rodeo Bible camps. I enjoy studying God’s word, cooking, and spending time with family.