1. What are your primary responsibilities at WEPC?
As Worship Arts Directors, my husband, Taylor, and I train leaders and musicians, coordinate music for worship services, and help shape our worship services to point people to Jesus. We hope to provide opportunities for the many musicians in our church to use their gifts, and for the congregation to be led in worship that is Christ-centered, inclusive and accessible, theologically substantial, and aesthetically beautiful.
2. Why are you excited to be a part of WEPC?
I love the heart of this church. People here are really seeking to live out the Gospel and to participate in the life of the community and our neighborhood. There’s a lot of love in this church, and every day I’m excited to see where God is leading us.
3. What is your favorite book?
I love to read about the immigrant experience and minority literature—memoirs, fiction, non-fiction, and young adult and children's books. I love Chaim Potok's work; Jhumpa Lahiri, Joan Didion, Anne Lamott, and Amy Tan are other favorite authors.
4. What are some of your favorite things about Richmond?
I was born in Richmond, and it’s wonderful to raise my daughters here and be a part of this city as an adult. There is such great music and good food here; I love the VMFA, Maymont, No BS! Brass Band, the new T-Pot Bridge... RVA is just big enough that there's always more to explore, but not too big that we don't run into friends around town.
5. Tell us about your family and/or what you like to do for fun.
We have two daughters, Abby and Clara, and time at home with just the four of us is the most fun. I also love reading, and going on that rare date night with my husband, Taylor, to get dinner and listen to some of our friends play jazz.