I’m the founder and director of The Space and creator of other ministries such as SHEMA Bible Choir, Disciple Curriculum, and The Life Matrix. I’m passionate about the Bible, and specifically about talking and walking with Jesus and his young adults as they find their God-given identity and purpose in him. I also love empowering communities to rally around their young people to encourage and empower God-centered identity formation, Spirit-led transformation, and Bible-based maturing into the image of Jesus Christ.
I am a wife and cheerleader to one amazing husband, and mom and teacher to 4 unique and talented kids, one with special needs. I'm an RN by trade, but currently manage the office at Bothof Construction. I love reading, gardening, and late-night talks with my teenage sons. My hope for Gen Z is that many will come to know the joy and peace that comes from walking closely with the Lord. What I love about Brineknit is that it is seeking to meet a deep need in our community by encouraging and unifying the local Church to do what God calls us and equips us to do: love people!
I am from Visalia, love being apart of the community here, and have great pride for the central valley. For the last two years, I've been working with Youth for Christ and work as a mentor at Dinuba High School. I am married to a wonderful man, my husband Art, and we live with our two dogs and cat. We attend Radiant Church! And as for my hobbies, I love to be in nature; whether it be a walk in a local park, in a kayak on a lake, or trekking up a mountain. I love being with people, sharing the abundant snacks I carry with me at all times, diving into a good book, and strumming my guitar.
The tagline for my life is "Restoring Hope and Health." As a Christian and as a chiropractic neurologist and nutritionist since 1996, this is what God has made me for. I was called to this when I was in 8th grade, having already been sick many times and dissatisfied with my own body; I was determined to make improvements. Now our business fills the health care gap by helping individuals and families restore and maintain health for a lifetime. I have been married to my lovely, patient wife, Lorie since 2000 and have 2 young adult children, Ethan and Jaynie. I regularly enjoy outdoor activities, like: Hiking with my wife, Running my dog, Surfing, Rock climbing, and Rafting. I enjoy being surprised and fascinated by God's creation. I also, enjoy analyzing and figuring out how existing health approaches and ministries (especially discipleship) can work more efficiently, effectively, and reproducibly to achieve the goal of Hope & Health -- Physical, Spiritual, and Mental -- we humans are the whole, intertwined package.