September 2014 will be my twenty-third year here at Wenatchee First Church; six years as a volunteer and seventeen as a paid staff. I can count on one hand how many times I have doubted my decision to work for my church. And there are not enough hours in the day where I count my blessings. There is no wonder why I call this church, “My Family.”
Even at the perfect age of 57, I call myself a seeker. I am in love with scripture, not that it always makes sense, but it pulls me toward the person
I yearn to be. Through the lenses of the quadrilateral, I am able to experience the rich teachings of Jesus, the deep traditions of Judaism, the true peacefulness of Buddhism and the convictions of Islam as well as our common threads with the Hindu Sutras. I hope to plant seeds of learning all that you can, whenever you can, and as long as you can in the children and youth that I am in ministry with. I am about empowering people.
I began to serve at WFUMC, as a Sunday School volunteer, then later hired as the Youth Director. Today I wear many hats: Director of Education for Children, Youth and Young Adults and Family Ministry; Director of Connectional Ministry, which encompasses local and global missions, volunteer coordinator and a member of the worship planning Team.
May 2014 I will complete my Certified Lay Ministry training through the PNW Conference, a two-year process. In all that I do at First Church I am drawn to the possibilities of our church becoming active in inviting, welcoming, receiving and caring to a community of seekers and strangers (Matthew 25:35).
In my spare time you will find me enjoying our valley by hiking with my husband, Glen, and our dog Nobel, practicing or teaching yoga, visiting my daughters in Olympia, gardening and taking long road trips whenever both Glen and I get the chance.
I am an expert extrovert, so if you want to know more about what WFUMC does in the valley or how you can be a part of the diverse family, let’s talk…… contact me either by phone 509.663.1607 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org