"The goal I pursue is the prize of God's upward call in Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:14
This is not only Monica's favorite Bible verse, but how she lives her life (or rather, strives to live her life!) Being a lifelong United Methodist and an ordained Deacon in the Western North Carolina Conference, Monica continues to pursue the prize of God's call in her life and is thrilled to be serving as the Director of Grow Ministries at Williamson's Chapel UMC. She began her professional ministry in South Carolina in January 1995 and has since served multiple churches in both Carolinas in the areas of Christian education (all ages), evangelism, preaching, church growth, teaching, and congregational care. She joined the WCUMC team in 2012 and loves being a part of this amazing church family! Monica lives in Davidson with her husband Steve and their two amazing (and entertaining!) children, Morgan and Gavin. Although her favorite thing to do typically involves hanging out with her family, when she has rare "alone" time, Monica enjoys the outdoors (when it's not cold).