Favorite TV show or movie: NCIS, Survivor, The Great British Baking Championship, New Amsterdam
Favorite book: “Dangerous Wonder” by Mike Yaconelli, “Present Over Perfect” by Shauna Neiquest and “You are Special” by Max Lucado
Favorite music or band: I love listening to Praise and Worship music! My favorite hymns are “It is Well with My Soul” and “Here I am Lord”
Favorite Bible verse: Psalm 139, I love the way The Message translation of Romans 12:1, “So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering.” Because I work with children and youth, 1 Timothy 4:12 guides my ministry! “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”
Family: I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart for 38 years. We have 4 beautiful daughters: Sarah, Allison, Hannah and Meredith. We have 3 grand-sons and will soon have 4 grand-daughters.
Hobbies: Walking/Hiking, Traveling and spending time with my family.
What led you to (and keeps you in) ministry?
I first felt God’s call on my life many years ago while at Annual Conference. Over the years God has continued to call me out of my comfort zone to serve in a variety of ministries.
While the ministries may have changed over the years, the call God placed on my heart all those years ago hasn’t changed. People of all ages, stage and walks of life need to know that God loves them!
What led you to (and keeps you at) Anderson First United Methodist?
When I moved to Anderson in 2018, my prayer was, “God, I don’t know what you have in store for me, but I am trusting you to drop it in my lap. Well, after a year God dropped the opportunity to serve at Anderson First United Methodist in my lap!
What do you like most about Anderson?
I grew up just a few miles away in the little town of Lapel. After living all over the state for the past 25 years, I love being home!
What do you like most about Anderson First United Methodist?
I’ve only been at AFUMC for a very short time, but the welcome I have received has been a blessing!