MJ grew up in Knoxville at Cedar Springs. She was baptized, went to VBS, missions conferences, was part of the youth ministry both as a kid and volunteer all at Cedar Springs. In fact, she even met her husband (Andrew) because of Cedar Springs and was married here.
After they got married they moved away for Andrew to do youth ministry and that is where they had their (pretty great if she does say so herself) kiddos, Zach and Bryson. It was during that time that MJ, an education major, realized she had a real heart for Children’s Ministry. It feels pretty full circle to be serving the kids who are growing up where she did and she is thankful to be able to do that.
In her spare time, you can find MJ with her people, on a walk, with a book, or at the beach. A self-proclaimed “struggler,” her heart always longs for more and deeper- with the Lord, with her relationships, and in her own growth.