Director of Young Adult/High School Ministry
I develop leaders, programs, and relationships that further the kingdom by creating opportunities for people to hear and grow in their knowledge of Jesus Christ. There are so many people feeling guilty, worthless, alone, unforgiven, and ashamed, and I am very pleased to be able to give such a large portion of my time and effort to developing ways to bring the truth of Christ to people. Our Father wants everyone to know he values them and wants everlasting life for them. One thing I love about Webster Gardens is its openness to go wherever the Lord calls. Our customs, comforts, and fears do not stop us from doing what we believe God wants us to do. Prior to Webster Gardens, I worked as the Director of Christian Education for three years at St. John Lutheran Church in Defiance Ohio. I’ve also had jobs in retail, the food industry, and early childhood education. I graduated high school from Concordia Lutheran in Fort Wayne and then graduated from Concordia University in Chicago.
I’ve been incredibly blessed to be raised by my parents, Sue and Jim Teasdale. I have three brothers, two sisters-in-law, and a beautiful niece and nephew. My brothers have been a huge influence in my life, and I praise God for the ways they have blessed me! I find it pretty challenging to find something I can’t find joy in. I really enjoy anything to do with physical activity. I play basketball, frisbee, and football whenever I get the chance. I enjoy Crossfit and am currently doing kickboxing. Interestingly enough, in college I cracked my skull doing a jump while wakeboarding (And no, the hairless section on my head is not from a failed attempt to cut my own hair!). Other than recreation, I enjoy working on my house when I get the opportunity, and I’m passionate about people. I enjoy making life better for people, and it’s important to me that I do my part to make sure people know Christ values them.