Julie is originally from Oakland, CA and has been married to her husband, Tommy for 22 years. They have three children: Ben is 21, Nathan is 19, and Megan is 16. She worked in Children’s Ministry at a 6-week summer day camp for several years starting at the age of 17. When she moved up to Oregon in 2000, she became the AWANA Cubbies Director for a few years and taught Kindergarten Sunday School. After many years of Children’s Ministry, God asked her to make a huge change and leave that ministry to join the Women’s Ministry team. Around that same time she started learning to play the guitar and had joined the worship team.
In 2015, God asked her to leave Women’s Ministry and get into the grow zone…and co-lead worship with Mike Allen. She is not fond of being at the “front of the class”, but she LOVES God and LOVES praising Him! She wants to be a shining reflection of His glory (2 Cor. 3:16-18)! She enjoys reading, baking, spending time with friends and family, playing guitar, and listening to all kinds of music.