Julie put her Master of Theological Studies to uncommon use by becoming a Certified Nurse Midwife. Since 2011, she has been delivering babies and providing prenatal care for uninsured women at a regional hospital in Atlanta. Julie lives in beautiful downtown Athens, GA with her three young children and her handsome husband Joe, who is the minister at Oconee Street United Methodist Church. Joe and Julie have been been connected with the Ekklesia Project since 2010, and are deeply grateful for its sign that God has not abandoned them or the church. Joining the board in 2018, Julie is helping imagine ways to offer theological formation for children whose families participate in the annual gathering. When not delivering babies or caring for her own, Julie cheers for the Georgia Bulldawgs, runs a fledgling Godly Play program, and hosts exuberant dinner parties.