How people describe her
Quirky, organized, bookworm, upbeat, a go getter.
What in the world does she do at Lighthouse?
She recruits, equips and leads home group leaders to effectively shepherd those under their care. She also oversees the Loop. As a personal ministry, she helps people with their job search and resume writing.
What floats her boat
Any learning opportunities, speaking engagements, going out for coffee with friends, studying till all hours of the night, developing classes from scratch and Zumba!
Her favorite books
Aside from Scripture at the top of the list, thoroughly enjoyed Spiritual Leadership (Blackaby), Leadership Coaching (Stoltzfus), What Color Is Your Parachute? (Bolles), Teaching to Change Lives (Hendricks) and How People Grow (Cloud & Townsend). Sorry, not a fiction gal!
How to get on her good side
Coffee, nothing more, nothing less.
Married her high school sweetheart (well, sort of) in 1993. Mike and Jayna dated on and off, mostly off, then she saw the light! They had four kids within a five year span—all soon to be teenagers at once. Yikes!
Her previous life
She was the Assistant Center Director at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Oak Harbor, McChord & Ft. Lewis campuses) for 4 years, stayed home 11 years to raise and homeschool kids, was a freelance writer for Discipleship Journal, Choice: The Professional Coaching Magazine, Homeschooling Today and wrote a quarterly column for TEACH Magazine.
Graduated from Simpson University (C&MA) with a BA in Psychology; Teacher Certification from UW; Associate Certified Coach (Western Seminary & ICF); Certified Global Career Development Facilitator (Thomas Edison State College & CCE) and currently finishing up a MA in Global Leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary.
Where you’ll find her when she’s out of the office
Studying at the Oasis, blazing a trail transporting kids around Puyallup, at the Y, or on a date night with her hubby or kids.
Things you would never guess about her She plays congas and djembe for Zumba! (Latin dance aerobics) classes throughout the community and at the Y.