After graduating, I moved to the beaches of southeast Florida to begin my career as a Registered Nurse. After two years of Psychosocial nursing at a brand new VA Hospital, I was recruited to Palm Beach Atlantic University to develop a comprehensive Health & Wellness Center and work with student leaders.
While providing health services to our campus, I developed a one-stop-shopping wellness center, helped create a counseling center using the master's program students fulfilling clinical hours, developed wellness programming initiatives, led student medical missions trips and worked with our student leadership development experiences.
After completing a master's degree in Human Resource Development and receiving Employee of the Year, I was promoted to Dean of Student Development where my leadership extended to include Residential Life, on-campus Student Development Programming and overseeing the student discipline system.
In 2000, my husband and I started attending Christ Fellowship Church and quickly became involved in one of America's fastest growing churches (4,000 weekend attendance at the time) and an early adopter of Multisite campuses and online church. I was recruited to join the staff team to help lead in a variety of ministries including Creative Programming and Production, First Impressions Teams (Greeters, Traffic, Logistics, etc), Discipleship Strategies, Communications Department, Building Projects and Multisite Expansion.