Cradle Catholic, wife, mother, proud Iowan, sports enthusiast, and talk radio junkie whoâ€™s fueled by prayer and a mug of dark roast coffee by her side.
I am a lifelong Catholic with a heart for improving the quality of life for families. I earned a Bachelor of Family Services and Master of Public Administration from Iowa State University, and worked as an assistant city manager in the Des Moines metro area before â€œretiringâ€ to come home and care for our children. I have since steadily immersed myselfÂ in the work of the new evangelization as well as founding The Well, a nonprofit women’s group based out of Des Moines rooted in faith, friendship, and fun.
Additionally, I haveÂ worked with Iowa Catholic Radio serving as past co-host for â€œCatholic Women Nowâ€ and â€œIn the Heartland with Bishop Pates,â€ a weekly hour-long radio show airing on both Iowa Catholic Radio and Spirit Catholic Radio Network. I am sought as a speaker and radio guest on a variety of topics including motherhood, spiritual friendships, and family spirituality. Interested in having me speak for your event? Head over to our Speakers’ PageÂ here. I am also a contributing author for the CatholicMom.com Daily Meditation book published by Ave Maria Press.