How long you have had your staff position: since February of 2014
A few key responsibilities for your staff position: assist the lead pastor with whatever he needs; currently that includes programming, discipleship, and the new service
Other committee/roles at Grace: Small Group Leader, Administrative Council, Discipleship Pathway Team, Interactive Service Development Team, Visioning Team
Where you are “from”: Originally from Swanton, OH. Moved to Maumee, OH (a suburb of Toledo). Attended Adrian College where I met my husband, and moved to Bay City (where he is from).
Family: Married to Scott. Have 4 boys, Jordan (13), Joshua (11), Jackson (8), and Jonathan (7). Have 2 cats, Cecil and Sam, and a HUGE beagle mix, Charlie.
Hobbies, interests, dreams: digital scrapbooking, painting, ceramics, reading…lots of reading…fantasy/sci-fi, mystery, historical fiction, and lots of books for church
Something you are willing to share that no one would “guess” about you: I majored in Math and minored in computer science, I nearly finished a Master’s in Physics Education, and nearly finished a degree in Graphic Design before I finally gave in to God’s calling to serve. I also used to teach ceramics, specifically how to throw on the wheel. I also know how to make my own clay, glazes, and slips, along with how to fire my own pieces. Pit firing is my favorite.
What you like best about Grace: I love the sense of adventure that the Grace congregation has. The desire to discern God’s will and then jump on board is energizing. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of it.