Ariel began serving in kids and family ministry in her home state of Texas in 2009. She has a master’s degree in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing a master’s in Counseling Ministries and Chaplaincy Certification from Denver Seminary.

In 2013, Ariel moved from Houston, TX to Denver, CO to serve as the Kid’s Ministry Director for Arise Church. Ariel and her husband Dan were married in 2019 and she began serving as the Family Ministry Coordinator for Front Range Church in 2021. Ariel and Dan have a Miniature Pincher named Maverick and they enjoy traveling and mountain biking.