Teresa is a freelance writer in Springfield, Missouri. Born and raised in Aberdeen, South Dakota, Teresa moved to Missouri shortly after graduating from Northern State University. Alongside working in the medical records department in a major hospital, Teresa began to pursue her lifelong dream of writing. She developed a reputation as the Springfield Foodie, writing and podcasting about the local food and restaurant scene. Though she had been active in church for several years, Teresa began to realize that her heart was still very far from God, and that she had yet to surrender her life to Jesus. God used a series of thorns, trials, and continual dissatisfaction to reveal to Teresa that He had been pursuing her all along. He used these times to draw her into real discipleship and authentic Christian community. Teresa's passion in writing is now focused on encouraging others to press into Christ and take hold of their new identity in Christ, and the peace, love, mercy, and grace that He offers. She released her first book, Anchored: Pressing On by Pressing Into the Savior in April, 2014.