Helen was born in the Washington, DC area, and as the child of a Naval officer grew up on both coasts. Helen’s lifelong career of working with young people began as an elementary school teacher and volunteer with Young Life in Richmond VA. After several years of teaching, she became the children’s director at Trinity Pres in Charlottesville, VA where she was mentored by Ed Clowney and Skip Ryan. She filled the same role in Texas at Park Cities Pres in Dallas and then helped plant Christ the King in Houston. After 5 years on the North Shore of Chicago at Grace Presbyterian Church she is very thankful and surprised to be back in Texas and on the staff at CEPC as the director of children’s ministries. Her vision for children’s ministries is to "Bring the heart of the Gospel to the heart of the child."