She speaks throughout the United States to pastors, health care professionals, and older adults on the unique needs and opportunities of a graying America.
At the age of 23, Amy became the full-time active adult minister at Central Christian Church in Las Vegas, Nevada where for five years she led a ministry of over three hundred adults fifty and older.
Amy has a Bachelor’s degree in Bible and Family Ministry from Manhattan Christian College, a Master’s degree in Gerontology from Abilene Christian University, and a Ph.D. in Human Sciences from the University of Nebraska. She teaches several aging courses at the college-level and has conducted research on volunteerism among older adults in the church.
Amy’s experience also includes working with a Christian continuing care retirement community as well as serving on the Speakers Bureau for the Alzheimer’s Association. She has written a number of articles on older adult ministry for Leadership Network, Rev! and Christian Standard and she is the author of the book, Baby Boomers and Beyond: Tapping the Ministry Talents and Passions of Adults over 50.
Amy and her husband, Jon, live in Council Bluffs, Iowa with their three children, Ella, Eli, and Elise.