MY LIFE IN PICTURES
This is me! Before and after.
This is my freaking amazing husband.
We’re in love. We’ve been married 5 years. We met on Christianmingle.com and got married 10 weeks later. Clearly, it works!
I have an awesome family and great group of friends. When you’ve experienced life without, you appreciate it even more.
I have spent the vast majority of my life as a professional performer.
Now I identify myself as a daughter of the Most High King, a lover and worshiper of Jesus.
I LOVE iced tea!!! Next to the Holy Spirit, it’s my super power.
My husband has a lot of tattoos.
When we met, he asked me if I had any….at the time I had one small lady bug on my foot. I got it for my 30th birthday in honor of my mother. She wanted to get a lady bug on her foot or her 50th birthday but sadly, she died right after she turned 49.
He thought that was cute….I thought I was rebel.
I told Kris him when we first met that if I ever got married again, I would tattoo a wedding ring on my finger.
It’s a trinity knot with a heart. It symbolizes the unity and mutuality of the trinity rooted in the sacrificial love of Jesus.
I got to live out my dream of doing a one woman show. The day I was to perform, my husband surprised me with a tattoo appointment.
I put the Hebrew word, bara on my forearm. It is translated “He created.” The Hebrew connotation of the word create is that all things creative come from God. As a creative I love the idea that I look like my Father in heaven and that whatever I do that engages my creativity is as if it’s coming straight from the throne room of heaven.
My latest tattoo is this…
She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future.
I got it on the arm that I usually hold a microphone. It is my armor when I speak. I have armed myself with the truth that I am clothed in His strength, and because of Jesus I am righteous and walk with dignity, full of joy, WITHOUT FEAR!
My husband says I am on my way to a sleeve….we’ll see!!
THE SHORT STORY (the formal one)
Season is a daughter of the Most-High King and a “joy bringer” wherever she goes. After spending over 30 years as a professional performer on the stage (from the time she could walk) the Lord called her into full-time ministry. That led Season to pursue her Masters of Divinity from Bethel Seminary and to join Christianmingle.com. One led her to graduate with her Masters of Divinity in May of 2016 and the other led her to her husband Kris and her 3 amazing daughters (12, 14, and 16). Season is a pastor at Centerpoint Church in Murrieta, CA. She is passionate about releasing freedom and joy to the glory of God. Season dreams big and prays even bigger. Currently writing her first book that will lead people on the journey to joy, she knows that she is right where the Lord wants her and it feels good! With big faith and her powerful husband Kris they are always ready with a yes to whatever and wherever the Holy Spirit leads. While full of life and joy, she also is almost always full of iced tea.
THE LONGER STORY
From the beginning Season has been full of joy and Jesus. Born and raised in San Diego, she was an only child and loved well by creative, talented, and involved parents. Always given an opportunity to shine, there was often an impromptu performance in the car, super market, or living room.
Growing up in church she could be found singing in the choir with the adults while her daddy played drums. Once she was old enough, she began to perform with the local youth theatres and school productions, and again, her daddy would play the drums. Her mother was the behind-the-scenes creative powerhouse that kept the cheering section loud and energized.
Season began performing professionally as a teenager and that led her to pursue an acting degree from California State University, Fullerton. She had a strong desire to obtain a full-ride scholarship to school. Because of her tenacity, Season did just that. A compilation of talent scholarships, grants, and a few pageant titles (yes, pageants!), Season actually got paid to go to college!
For much of her life Season dreamed of being on Broadway. As she grew in her craft, she discovered that she loved the Non-profit, artfully driven Regional Theatre life more than the big budget, For-profit machine. Her goals shifted to becoming a well respected working actor in a thriving theatre community. After graduating, she did just that.
She was lured back to San Diego due to the sunshine, her family, and thriving theatre community. Before she had even graduated, she was cast and contracted to be in professional productions throughout the next year. Her theatrical dance card was filled and she made her home once again in San Diego.
Season’s theatrical career was enviable. After having performed at many different theatres all over southern California, she made her home as a Resident Ensemble member with Lamb’s Players Theatre. For 20 years she played roles that were chosen for her, written for her, and where she was allowed to grow and take risks. It was here where she learned the art of telling good stories well.
Newly married and launching into a strong career, things immediately took a devastating turn. A painful and dramatic loss of not only her mother, but both grandmothers, and both great aunts, Season was thrown into the reality of life as a young woman, brand new wife, and matriarch of her family. At age 26, the night her mother died, she heard the voice of God say, “trust me” and while she struggled to see the good, she did just that.
Over the next few years life was rough. A painful and broken marriage, and a deep need to feel a part of a family caused Season to place her identity in her work as an actor and her value in herself as one who produces to earn approval.
Season lived her dream. She had the life she thought she wanted but it didn’t bring what she needed. After a divorce and the surrender of her idea of success to the Lord, everything changed. Her prayers shifted and she began to cry out to the Lord,
Her deep desire was to be used by God in anyway He could use her, and it no longer mattered what that looked like or where it took place (although she was pretty convinced it was going to be on the mission field in Timbuktu). Little did she know that that prayer would lead her to meet and marry her husband (they met on christianmingle.com and married ten weeks later!) and become a insta-mom to three daughters. who were 6, 8, and 10 at the time. Certainly not the glamorous ministry life she imagined, but oh so much better!
Living fully surrendered to the Lord, Season has experienced life to the fullest. Traveling to many countries, being used by God to perform and witness miracles, and love and lead people to a life changing connection with Christ as a Pastor at Centerpoint Church in Murrieta, CA…life is very good.
BRING ON MORE, LORD!