My books deal with identity and faith development. As you read, you’ll sink down into my stories and travel the West Coast from Los Angeles to the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Amidst the narratives of my own identity and faith shipwrecks, you’ll read leading scholars on young adult identity development. Through my voice and their voices,…

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Articles and Interviews

Sojourners — When Leaving Faith Means Finding It Again Huffington Post — 7 Things Churches Can Do to Make Queer People Feel Welcome (Co-authored with Erin Duran) Groundswell Interview — How to Walk Through a Faith Shipwreck Sojourners — Between Two Cultures: How to Be Evangelical without Evangelizing Motherlode, New York Times — Unwrapping the Comfort…

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I am a missionary kid (MK) raised in the Wesleyan church. My childhood and adolescent years were split among the diverse backdrops of Canada, Haiti, and England. Today, I live in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania with my MK husband, Dwayne, and our two kids. I am a writer, a professor of writing, a wife, mother, and advocate…

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Feel free to drop me a line. I’d love to hear from you and am always open for interviews, and speaking engagements.

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May 14: 100 Huntley Street TV Interview April 17  – 19: Alive Conference, LifeTrack Speaker

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