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I am a daughter, wife, mother and follower of Christ. I have been married for eighteen wonderful years and have three girls and two boys. I am in constant awe at the miracle and fraility of life.

I am a graduate of Seattle Pacific University with a BA in Christian Education and a minor in Literature. I have worked in the Presbyterian Church (USA) for over twenty years. I currently work full-time as the Director of Christian Education at First Presbyterian Church in Galesburg, Illinois. I am blessed to be called to help lead worship each Sunday with my husband, Rev. Shawn J Smith.

I love the beach, baseball, books and bread (Oh, and a glass of wine!)! I am a passionate sports enthusiast and am especially vocal about the Seattle Mariners (#TrueToTheBlue) and the Seattle Seahawks (#GoHawks!).

I have a strong calling to be a mother and to instill Biblical truths into my children, to support other mothers and help bring all women into a closer relationship with each other and with God. I love to read (usually four books at the same time) and take part in launching new books. I am a writer at heart and someday I will travel to Italy and write a book. For now, I will share the kindness on my tounge.