Education: Biola University 2006-Bachelor of Science, Organizational Leadership
Interdenominational Theological Center 2013-Certificate in Theology
Comment to those looking at my sermons: I pray the words written are an encouragement to you and your recipients.
Sermon or series that made a difference: Looking For Love- A series of short studies for everyday encouragement.
One of my favorite illustrations: The poor widow who gave all she had.
Family: Youngest of six children. Widow, 3 children, Jennifer Barris Williams,CPA in LA.,CA; Johnathan Barris, Educator in Houston, TX; Adrianna Smith, high school senior.
What my parents think of my sermons: Not sure, she lives 2500 miles away
What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: I'm a widow.
Best advice given to me about preaching: Topic, 3 points, and a conclusion that engages and grabs the listener.
Books that have had an impact: Bible
Hobbies: singing, baking, jogging
If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Love one another
Something funny that happened while preaching: Once while preaching, I was feeling as if I was coming down with a cold. My throat would not give way to the words I needed to say. I continuously had to drink out of a water bottle to get through it. Quite the scene for my first sermon.
What I want on my tombstone: To God Be The Glory