Serving as writer and copy editor
God first brought me to Europe when I was two years old when my dad was stationed with the Army in Germany. During my seven cumulative years of living in Germany and several European visits since, God has grown an appreciation, love, and passion in my heart for Europe and its people. As much as I loved Hawai'i as my home for 12 years, the word "Go" has always resonated with me in Genesis 12:1–4a. For me, "Go" meant leaving Hawai`i, so God can use me in ways I've never even dreamed. I got appointed to work with GEM in November 2012. From December 2014 to December 2017 I lived and served in Paris, France. In 2015 I met my husband, Sven, at a Christian French language school outside of Paris. We married in Germany in September 2016 and moved there from Paris at the end of 2017. Our first son was born in 2018, our daughter in 2020, and our second son in 2022.
Where I Work
My family and I live in a small town about 50 km east of Cologne. I served as the Internal Communications Manager from 2018 to 2022. In 2023 I switched to the role of writer and copy editor. * Sven works with ZAM "Zentralafrika-Mission" (Central Africa Mission), a German missions organization that distributes Emmaus Bible courses mainly to French-speaking African countries, but is active in over 45 countries around the world. His main job is working on the Emmaus Bible Courses app. Through the app, as of April 2023, more than 7000 people study the Bible monthly in over 188 countries, and there are over 164,000 finished courses since the app's debut in October 2017. * We love the local church we attend, where we're involved with men's, women's and youth ministries. Although we work in Germany, our work helps make an impact for Christ around the world!