Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Julia grew up loving Jesus, cheese grits and Southern sweet tea! Julia finds great joy in exploring new places or food, and she loves all things art, music and theater.
Julia completed her Education degree at Auburn University, and shortly upon graduation, launched on The World Race. This eleven-month missionary journey took Julia to eleven countries across the globe. While overseas, she had the opportunity to serve God in a myriad of ways, including orphan care, homeless ministry, evangelism, manual labor, along with many types of children’s ministry. Julia even got the opportunity to teach at bilingual schools in Central America and develop Sunday-School curriculum from scratch in Africa. Upon returning to the States, Julia felt God’s call to further her education, so in January 2019 she made the move to Denver to pursue a Master of Arts in Justice and Mission at Denver Seminary.
Julia is very passionate about investing in the next generation, so she has been educating and leading youth in some capacity for her whole life. Julia started teaching cheerleading camps at the age of 14, spent nine years as a show choir instructor with Summer Show-Offs, served as a counselor for a CO Easter Seals camp, designed and hosts day camps each summer in AL, and paid her own way through seminary by privately tutoring elementary and middle school student in the Denver area.
Julia feels immensely blessed to have been able to attend a Christian school from 3rd-12th grade. Being surrounded by a community of believers was so formative in her personal relationship with God. Julia is simply thrilled to be on staff at Cherry Hills Christian, as a Grade 6 Bible Teacher, where she can build Christ-centered relationships with students, families, and staff.
One of Julia’s favorite passages from scripture is from Lamentations 3:22-23 which says, “The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”