What brought you to The Ridge?

I got married about 5 years ago and moved to Ankeny where my husband lived and was attending the Ridge.

How has God used The Ridge to impact your life?

I didn’t really know anyone in the area when I moved here. But I decided to start volunteering at The Ridge with the Junkyard youth group and everything changed. They immediately became my new family. The familiar faces I’d see every week and start running into at the grocery store. Five years and many friendships later, I still volunteer with the Junkyard and also serve on staff. God is good!

How do you see God’s plan unfolding for the Ridge in the next 5-10 years?

I think the Ridge does an amazing job of raising up and equipping leaders of all ages to serve in their areas of gifting and passion, where it aligns with the Lord. This is a church where the Body of Christ truly gets to make a difference in the Kingdom and leaders will continue to be raised up to make a difference.

Do you have any specific memories you’d like to share about The Ridge?

One day I showed up to work at The Ridge and all of the items on my desk were missing – things like my picture frames, stapler, etc. Turns out that they were returned to me during our staff meeting…buried in Jello!! Love working at a place that likes to have fun and do pranks!