I'm a North Carolina girl, born and raised in Mooresville, just north of Charlotte. I've worked in radio since 2011, and in 2014, I moved to Augusta to work in country radio. I immediately felt right at home here in the CSRA! After seven years (and several thousand of cups of coffee) doing mornings, God called me into Christian radio, and opened the door for me to join the radio ministry here at 88.3 WAFJ. The opportunity to combine my love of Jesus with my love of people & radio was a perfect fit and an answered prayer!
I'm married to the sweetest man ever, Chris Bender. At some point, I didn't think that my perfect match would ever come along, but, as my Mom says, "Chris Bender is the answer to ALL of our prayers!" Great, godly men ARE out there, ladies - and they're SO worth the wait. Chris and I are members of Genesis Church in Grovetown. We have two adorable little girls, Mary Poppins & Truly Scrumptious, both adopted from local animal shelters here in the CSRA (Yes, I'm that crazy dog mom who made Instagram accounts for her furbabies, and you can follow them for tons of cuteness @marypoppinsbender & @trulyscrumptiousbender.)
I'm a total nerd, and when I'm not on the radio, you can usually find me at local Mexican restaurants for karaoke night, singing and stuffing my face with tacos (a.k.a. literally the best food ever, don't even try to fight me on this.) I also love puzzles, naps, Full House re-runs, Kelly Clarkson and the color pink.
It's an honor to spend time with you on 88.3 WAFJ, sharing stories of how God moves in our lives, and sharing these amazing songs of hope & encouragement (we could ALL use more of that these days, right?!)