I was raised Catholic, but I walked away from that church about 10 years ago. I became curious about Jesus again on top of a Mountain in October of 2018. During this time in my life I had lost 8 people in my life to deaths within a month time frame and was going through a lot. That night “Just As I Am” by Brantley Gilbert came on while I was hiking and I broke down sobbing on this sunset hike. This was a song I had heard multiple times, but I had never listened. The song describes going to God, but coming as you are. Either with addiction, pain, brokenness, or suffering, take it to God. As I stop crying I was scrolling on social media and I saw a post from one of my best friends in high school where he was talking about Jesus. At that moment I reached out to him asking about God and without hesitation he called me seconds later.
I went to Redemption Arcadia for the first time on May 12, 2019. It wasn’t until June of 2019 that I fully understood who Jesus was at Redemption and decided to become a follower of Christ. I had met someone the first time I was at Redemption Arcadia who a month later had started an RC group with her husband and she had reached out to me asking if I would like to join her RC. I ended up joining her group and learned a lot and grew in my faith a lot with these amazing people who became family to me.
When the opportunity of North Mountain came along I decided I really wanted to build my community and I felt like God was tugging at my heart to join the launch team during one of the roughest years of my life. The rest is currently still happening, but I am thankful every day to be a part of Redemption North Mountain.
At Redemption North Mountain I am the head of Production so I am in charge of Audio and Visual.
Redemption North Mountain is a beautiful place to come as you are. Whatever you’re going through this is a beautiful place to come and truly just be who you are broken, tired, or happy, and joyous. There is a place for you here.
Restaurant: Carrabba’s Italian Grill
Show: The Big Bang Theory or Angel
Go to coffee/caffeine drink: Iced Hazelnut Coffee with cream.