Brie grew up attending different churches with her family, but that first night she visited youth group at Elgin Vineyard was a game-changer. It was the worship. “Kids raised their hands, were on their knees and were honest and passionate about where they were at,” she says. “It sparked something in me that maybe this is what it’s supposed to be like. To experience and interact with a God who responds has gravitated my heart toward Him.”
At Vineyard, she developed her own relationship with God apart from her parents’ faith and sang on the youth worship team. After several months she was called to lead the team until, four and a half years later, she “upgraded to Big Church.” Brie is gifted not only as a vocalist and keyboard artist, but also as a worship leader. She loves being able to build an atmosphere that leads others to gravitate toward Jesus, too.
A nursing school student pursuing her RN degree, Brie works as a CNA with Visiting Angels. Mostly she sees patients with moderate to severe Alzheimer’s disease or provides palliative care. Brie appreciates the opportunity to be with people during some of the hardest times of their lives, bringing Jesus into their situations and showing love in practical ways.
She is passionate about many things: swing dancing with her fiance, David; being outside in nature; painting—a little abstract, a little mixed media—and really good, intentional conversations. And coffee. Brie says that someday we all may know her as the inventor of the first IV coffee drip.