When I was in high school a friend invited me to her church, a new church start meeting in a school. The people welcomed me warmly and made me feel they were glad to have this random high school girl become a part of the group. I kept going because of the people and then heard the word and learned God wanted to be my heavenly father and from there I learned about Jesus. You can imagine why I am now excited to serve in a church start! I taught elementary school in my first career before feeling called to be a pastor. I attending Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. I served Tempe fist UMC for three years and then moved to Spirit song in July of 2010. I am married to John Fairchild who is also a pastor and serves Spirit of Hope UMC in Peoria. We have two grown children married to wonderful spouses and are blessed with four grandchildren.