Born in Simpsonville, SC on March 4, 1978.
Married on December 26, 2006 to Allen Lawson.
Hobbies: Reading, Music, Computers.

Education & Achievements

Candidate for Doctorate of Ministry (emphasizing in Conflict Management) Trinity College and Seminary of the Bible, Newburgh, IN, Expected Graduation 2013
Columbia College, Columbia, SC. Graduate Certificate, Nonprofit Leadership & Management, August 2013
Erskine Theological Seminary, Due West, SC. Master of Divinity, Emphasis in Christian Education, May 2011
Erskine Theological Seminary, Due West, SC. Master of Arts in Counseling Ministry, May 2002.
Erskine College, Due West, SC Bachelor of Arts, May 2000, Major: Psychology, Minor: Sociology.

Accomplishments and Awards

Recipient of the acclaimed J. A. Pitts Award, Ford School, Laurens, SC 1991.
Founded and organized the first ever Bible study group CREW, Laurens District 55 High School, Laurens, SC. 1992.
Founded and organized the first ever See you at the Pole in Laurens County, Laurens, SC. 1992.
Recipient of the Academic Scholarship, Erskine College, Due West, SC. 1996.
Presented “Differentiation in Learning” paper at Carolinas Psychology Conference, 1999.
Presented SCICU Research Grant results at Milliken Research in 2000.
Girls Ministries Basic, Bronze, Silver, and Gold Leadership Levels Completed, 2008.
Girls Ministries Honors Girls Only Sponsor, 2008.
CLASS Communicator Graduate, 2010.

Work and Ministry

On-call Advocate, Beyond Abuse, Greenwood, SC. 2012-Presently.
Founder of Alpha Delta Omega – Sorority for Teenage Girls in Girls Ministries.
South Carolina Teen Girl Specialist for SC Girls Ministries, 2009-Currently.
Editor for Ministry Helps, a business established for the publication of Pastoral resources, Laurens, SC. 2001/2003.
Counselor Intern at Laurens and Abbeville Safe-Homes, 2002.
Mental Health Counselor at Generations Group Home, 2000.
Recon Programmer, Erskine College Library, 2000.
Education Coordinator, Sexual Trauma of Greenwood, SC. 2000.
Assistant, Experimental Psychology Professor, Erskine College, 1999/2000.
AIT Therapist Assistant to Sociology Professor McCloud, Greenwood, SC, 1999/2000.
Administrative Assistant for a major Motivational Speaker, Due West, SC. 1998/1999.
Assistant, President’s Office, Erskine College, Due West, SC. 1996/2000.
Student Internship at John De La Howe School, McCormick, SC, 1998.
Sub-Contractor for NSF Research in the Effects of Extreme Environments during undergraduate education.
South Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities undergraduate research grant recipient – for research on the Psychological Effects of Magnets.
Certified in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention.