She has a B.A. in Art and Sociology from the University of Mississippi, and a M.S. in Art from Mississippi College. She has also taken a number of seminary courses at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Miss. After graduating from college, she served for three years as a Campus Crusade for Christ staff member in Montana, Utah and California.
She has had the opportunity to be involved with a number of cross-cultural ministries, both here and abroad. She served as a volunteer prision chaplain at the women’s prison facility in Pearl, Miss., and as a volunteer with Campus Crusade for Christ’s Jesus Film Ministry in Bangalore, India. She is active in the Internationals Ministry at her home church, First Presbyterian Church of Jackson, where she also served on the Missions Committee for a number of years.