Women’s Discipleship Leader – Post Falls Campus
My Family: My husband, Dave Allen, and I have two sons; Ryan (28) who is a teacher, Justin who is now with Jesus.
My Story: I grew up in a non-christian family. I married my high school sweetheart, Dave, after I graduated in 1985. Dave was in the U.S. Navy, which stationed us in Italy and Hawaii. While in Hawaii I gave my life to the Lord when I was 21. I also had my two boys and graduated from nursing school while we were there. We moved to CDA in 1992, where I have been working as a nurse for the last 23 years in neonatal, cardiac, urgent care, family practice, and gastroenterology.
We started attending RLM in 1998. In 2010 we joined 7 other couples in a home group (not our first one), and 5 months later we lost our youngest son in a motorcycle accident. In those 5 months, God showed us the value of relationship with Him and with others. Since then we have led and coached several young adult groups, been involved in missions, church training and development, and the CDA campus.
Favorite Verse: “I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high, and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge-that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:16-19.
Food: Grilled cheese sandwiches ! Hands down.
Quote: “Every time you smile at someone, it’s an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing” Mother Teresa.
Hobby: Macro photography.
Smell: Fragrant flowers, spring rain, and Italian food.