Erica joined the life of the First Presbyterian Church in 2012, becoming the Executive Director of the Children's Day Out ministry (CDO).
Erica was born and raised in nearby McLean County. After continuing her education at Murray State University, with a major in Social Work and a minor in Youth Agency Administration , Erica moved to Owensboro to accept a call to the ministry working with children and youth. She served at a local church for several years before becoming Executive Director of MentorKids Kentucky, a Christian mentoring agency serving Owensboro/Daviess County. In 2005, Erica married Todd Houston and in 2008 welcomed her first daughter, Hadley Grace. God tugged hard on Erica’s heart during the arrival of Hadley and soon pointed her towards her most important calling…being a mom! Her job of being a mom was soon expanded with the arrival of a second daughter, Emerson Claire in 2011.
Erica has a huge heart for parents raising children, still in their early years, and seeks to support and encourage them in any way possible!