Born and raised in Nebraska, James, a city kid and me, Carly, a small town farm girl, met while attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ.) After being friends for 3 years, James nearly proposed before taking me on even one date. We dated for 5 weeks, and were engaged the day after Christmas, 2008. James left 2 weeks later to spend a year (yes, a YEAR) in South Africa with Cru.

After we were married in January 2010, we spent a few years in Omaha while James completed an internship with our church while completing seminary online. After the birth of our 2nd daughter we moved to Clifton Park, NY where we have lived and served for the past 3+ years.

Within the past year we started sensing the desire to be more involved with ministering to college students in a more diverse area and through a series of God ordained events made the decision to leave our home church and join Cru. Currently we are in a very blessed, sanctifying and humbling season of raising up a team of partners to join with us prayerfully and financially.