1.) What is your vocation?
I am a junior at Winthrop University studying Middle Level Education. I would like to teach either math or social studies once I graduate.
2.) Tell us about your family:
My parents live in Blythewood, South Carolina, about an hour south of here. My dad is a home builder and my mom just started her first year as a women’s counselor. I have a younger sister, Anna Lee, who is going to be a junior at Blythewood High School this year. I also have an older brother, David, who is living in Charleston and going to culinary school.
3.) Who was the main human influence that led you to a relationship with Christ?
I have definitely had too many important influences in my life to count, specifically the people that I have met here at Park, but the one that sticks out the most is my mom. She has always set a wonderful example of how to live a Christian life and how to make my decisions not based off of my own desires, but off of God’s will. Without her, I would never have had the confidence to be a Christian.
4.) What is your favorite Bible Verse?
Gosh, it’s a struggle for me to pick one verse, but I always seem to focus on James 1:2. “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds.” Simple, but such a good reminder of the joy we can find in Christ.
5.) What has the Lord been teaching you over the last 6 months?
I feel like God is always teaching me things, and then when I fail or forget what I’ve learned, He teaches me the same thing over again. So recently, I have definitely been learning, and relearning, that my relationship with God must be consistent. I can’t just pick it up when I want to and stop whenever it becomes inconvenient for me.
6.) What is something most people don't know about you?
I love hamburgers and fries, maybe a little too much. Most people actually probably already know that… but it’s true!
7.) Do you have any specific prayer requests?
This school year is going to be a little harder than the past two years. Prayer for a good attitude and good work ethic. Also, the ability to prioritize all of the different aspects of my life in the best way possible.