Vestry Class of 2021
Candidate for Vestry Class of 2024
Being active in my congregation is an important part of my faith. Growing-up in the Episcopal Church, my parents were very active, in Alter Guild, Episcopal Church Women, Health Guild, Vestry, finance committee, the choir, and multiple ministry activities. They instilled in me the importance of being a disciple by doing.
I would love the opportunity to serve another term on the vestry. I offer previous vestry experience, strong listening skills, enthusiasm, positivity and a genuine willingness to get things done!
I joined St. Luke’s in November 2016 and love being a part of this unique community. I enjoy the worship, the music, and the fellowship. I miss our pre-pandemic church-life, but it has been great to continue to worship together online and in our hybrid environment.
I have cherished even those small moments of connection during this time. Such as when we chat online after Wednesday evening prayer service. Or when we connect to share, laugh, and sometimes cry during Congregation Connection on Thursday evenings. While St. Luke’s has a lot of high achieving parishioners, it has become increasingly clear to me during this time of pandemic that our community is strongest when we share our vulnerability with one another.
Besides worship I also enjoy being a part of our welcome ministry team, participating in the Sacred Ground/racial reconciliation group, and in recent months I’ve started volunteering at Toni’s Kitchen and with Toni’s Closet.
In my work life I’m a Rehabilitation Counselor by training the majority of my career I worked providing vocational counseling to individuals with disabilities. In recent years I transitioned to the Human Resources. My husband Matthew and I are empty nesters who live in Maplewood. We have three twenty something daughters (Kayla, Eilis, and Jadyn), three cats (Lotus, Binx, and Gus) and three dogs (Sally, Billie, and Dylan).