I am originally from a small town in Michigan, and I completed my bachelor’s and master’s degrees, both in English, in Southern California, at Azusa Pacific University and Chapman University, respectively. I was selected for the Lilly Graduate Fellows Program as I began my doctoral work at Baylor University.

In 2016, I took a position in the language and literature department at Sterling College in Kansas and also served as Director for the Integration of Faith and Learning. I taught at Texas A&M International University before returning to my home state and joining the English department at Spring Arbor University. I also serve as a reviews editor at International Journal of Christianity & Education, and I am a contributor at The Liberating Arts.