I am a born and raised Kansan with immigrant parents from Ethiopia. I am blessed to have parents who love the Lord and desire their 5 children to know the Lord intimately. The church has been like a second home for me because of my parents’ roles in the church as choir directors, Bible study leaders, prayer warriors; anything else the church needed, my parents were there to help.
Since my whole life revolved around ministry from a young age, I thought I knew Jesus. My 6th grade year the Lord drew me near and reminded me that he desired relationship with me personally, so I rededicated my life to him. He gave me a new sense of purpose and life and has called me to a life of obedience. I have been leading worship for 7 years, and I knew from a young age that I desired to be in Worship Ministry in whatever capacity the Lord wanted. The church has always been a safe place for me, so to have the opportunity to work in one is humbling and encouraging.
I am in my freshman year of college at Dallas Baptist University with the hopes of receiving a degree in Communications Broadcast/Digital Media. The Lord has been faithful in my season of college thus far, and I am excited to see how He works in my life and the lives of others while I am here.
My favorite things to do include finding aesthetic coffee shops and working in them for hours, traveling anywhere and everywhere, spending time with my nephews and niece, and making music with my family.
My hope for Stonegate is that the culture is one that is sensitive to the Holy Spirit, one that desires to draw nearer to Jesus, and one that beholds God in awe and reverence. My prayer is that the Lord would give us a deeper understanding of him that not only edifies our personal relationships, but also edifies the Church as a whole.