Florence was born in San Diego and was raised throughout southern CA, Tijuana, Puerto Rico, and Malaysia. She loves traveling, hiking, reading a good book, eating delicious food, cooking, sewing, gardening, and spending time with her family. She lives in North Park with her husband, Matt, and three boys: Benjamin, Levi, and Joshua. She graduated from SDSU with a BA in Liberal Studies (Elementary Education) and taught in various capacities for 13 years in San Francisco. In 2009, she became a Children’s Ministry Director for a church plant in San Francisco. Since their move to San Diego in 2017, she has enjoyed re-connecting with family, friends, and sunshine. She now welcomes children into a space where they can come closer to God in community at Renew’s Children’s Ministry.