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Life is full of challenges and how we respond to them matters. Not a day goes by where there is not something we need to deal with; a conversation, a trial, a hurt from the past.  I understand and help people find healing, strength, and hope in Jesus. With Him, I know that even the most broken can rise above their circumstances and live as overcomers.  Here are a few specific ways I've been called to help:

Through music that proclaims, encourages, and helps people draw close to God.

Through speaking messages that are transparent and relatable; challenging audiences to invite Jesus into those broken places that only He can transform.

Through newsletters and blogs that share God's truth about how we can rise above life's battles.  Sign up here...


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"I was so blessed by the light shining through you that I cried the whole way home while we listened to your CD. I really needed to hear you tonight.  I've been struggling with the belief that I am alone and not good enough for my daughter. Your music encourages me to continue to rely on God to fill the gaps in me, for her." - An event guest

"I attended my first women's retreat a few years back with some friends from work. At the time, my husband and I were having some difficulties in our marriage. While there, I felt as if I was getting a glimpse of Jesus just by listening to you. You played the most unbelievable song; it was as if it was written just for me. I busted out crying on my friend's shoulder, letting go of so many tense emotions and fears. It became clear to me, through your music, that YES I would go back home to my husband and work things out."
- Susan Fassler (used by permission)


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If asked to sum my life up 10 words or less I would have to say, "Because of Jesus I have been able to rise above."  Despite my broken past, I have experienced remarkable, God-breathed victories and now I share from the very wounds He has and is healing in me.  

Through God's Word and the transparent sharing of my journey, I hope to reach the hearts of people who are tired of pretending and desperate for something real, or those who are tangled in life's circumstances and need a path to victory.  My greatest joy comes from seeing people draw near to the One who can help them find victory in life.      

My husband Dan and I live in Southern California. We have 5 children between us. When not traveling or serving in ministry, we enjoy spending time with family and friends, hunting down a good movie, listening to music really loud, finding yummy healthy eats, and as much laughter as possible.

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Shadow Mountain Community Church, El Cajon, CA.


"Overflow" CD Release Concert. Shadow Mountain Community Church, El Cajon, CA.

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We are excited to announce that the "Overflow" CD Release Concert will be held at Shadow Mountain Community Church on 2/26/17.  Please visit the Event page for more details.

"Fearfully, Wonderfully Made" wins Inspirational Country Music Awards Video of the Year. CLICK HERE  to watch the video. 

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"Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us." - Romans 8:37