In 1996, Amy received her Bachelor of Arts in History from Meredith College with Grades 6-12 Social Studies Certification. She worked in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools for 7 years, teaching middle school and high school and serving as a lead teacher, department chair, grade-level team chair, mentor teacher, and member of the District Curriculum Management Coordinating Committee. Amy left teaching in 2003 to be a stay-at-home mom.
In 2011, after serving in lay-ministry at Hope Valley for several years, Amy felt a call to vocational ministry and returned to school to pursue a masters degree from Campbell University Divinity School. Amy completed her Preschool and Children’s Ministry Certification through CUDS in December 2013, and will complete her Master of Divinity in December 2016.
A Bible passage that guides Amy’s ministry work is Ephesians 4–an illustration of church as a people called by God to work together, using their unique and individual gifts and talents, to build God’s kingdom here on earth as it is in Heaven. As a minister to children and families, Amy desires to help equip the church to become more like Christ–-as together (in an intergenerational community) we learn about God, worship Him, and serve Him in our local community and our world.
Amy has been a member of Hope Valley since 1998. She and her husband, Jonathan, have one child, Elizabeth. In her spare time, Amy enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her family.