Hi. I'm Mary. This picture is a little old, but hey, it’s the one that fits and makes me look skinnier than I am.
I am passionate about teaching the importance of having a strong understanding of what you believe, why you believe it, and why it matters. I love teaching how to read Scripture with eyes for the big picture that God has been writing since the beginning of creation, and how all along His plan was to send a Savior to rescue us, to do what we could not do for ourselves.
I also love writing, adoption, foster care, learning, and telling our kids bedtime stories. We have two under two, so they rarely understand, but if the story is about an animal, they are certainly down to provide the sound effects.
My family and I live just outside of Nashville, and we love it (Minus the traffic. I love you, but please don’t move here.). We treat Chick-fil-A as if it is an addition to our home, as the word "regular" doesn't seem to communicate how often we are truly there. We love flea markets, are one of the few remaining people who watch Survivor religiously, and unfortunately always seem to "donate" to the local gym rather than actually go.
Theology and ministering to women, parents, and kids is what I feel like God has led me to over and over again. I hold a Bachelors in Theology and also English, and am pursuing a Masters in Theological Studies at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY (Online. And I might finish before I die. It’s a SLLLOOOOWW process). I serve as the Women's Book Strategist at B&H Publishing Group, teach and write for women at my church about doctrine and why it matters, and host the Questions Kids Ask podcast.
I've served as a children's minister in two churches and also served on The Gospel Project's kids curriculum team for a few years, as well as other curriculum and kids' programming teams at LifeWay, so that’s part of where I learned to love kiddos and their spiritual development so much.
Statement of Faith
I believe that Scripture is absolutely inerrant; God is immeasurably kind; and trusting Jesus and the work He did on the cross is the only way to be made right with God. I believe that a right understanding of these foundational doctrines will result in worship and obedience in our lives. I love the church because Jesus has chosen the church to be His bride, and one day, Jesus will return to be with His church forever.
I’d love to hear from you! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.