I grew up in Maryland and was raised by Christian parents. I've attended HCC most of my life. I began serving in Children's Ministry when I was a young teen, teaching various classes for kids and assisting in the nursery. I graduated from Old Mill High School and years later from University of Maryland, earning my Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Studies. I joined the HCC staff in 2001 when my oldest daughter was 8 months old and I've been working in the Children's Ministry ever since...and love it!
I am married to Bryan Hyre, the love of my life. We met at HCC in 1996 and were married 2 years later in a beautiful ceremony with our family and friends. We have two precious daughters, Emiley Paige and Lillian Kate. I love being a mother. It was what I was meant to be. Bryan and I recently celebrated our 15-year wedding anniversary and renewed our vows at HCC with our daughters taking a special “surprise” part.
I enjoy writing silly jingles and I love to journal. I have kept "notes from mom" journals for my daughters since the day we found out we were expecting them. They are my favorite "books" to read. I enjoy crafting and planning creative events and parties. I love to bake, especially anything chocolate! A favorite activity for me is planning my girl's birthday parties. I love putting all the little details together to create the most special, personalized parties, with all their favorites in mind.
I am passionate about Children's Ministry and specifically our Heritage "Community Kids." The children, families, and volunteers are amazing. It is a true joy and perfect fit for me to be a part of HCC's Ministry to Children. My goal is to make Children's Ministry a safe, nurturing, accepting and loving "place" for children to come to Jesus just as they are.
Phone: 410.551-8500 ext. 1220