Favorite music or band: I love MANY different types and styles of music. I can appreciate anything that is done well.
Favorite Bible verse: Phillipians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”
Family: Husband Mark; married for 42 and1/2 years; Son Matthew; Teacher/Percussion Instructor at Lafayette Jefferson HS; engaged to Christine Pattison, Physical Therapist; Daughter Sarah – Music therapist who is married to Chris Taylor, Director of Bands at Pendleton HS and their daughter Caroline who is adorable; Daughter Anna who is an assistant principal at an elementary school in Indianapolis.
Hobbies: Reading, shopping
What led you to (and keeps you in) ministry?: It seems I’ve been involved in ministry since I was in high school and started a youth choir at my church in New York. The journey has continued in having opportunities to share how I believe God has blessed me with musical ability, Ministry has provided the chance to share that ability with others and to see and share God through music.
What led you to (and keeps you at) Anderson First?: The job! The position of organist came open at a time when we wanted to worship in Anderson rather than continue driving to Muncie on Wednesdays & Sundays. An audition, an interview opened the door and 25 years later, I’m still here! What keeps me here are the opportunities I’ve been given and the ways provided to grow spiritually.
What do you like most about Anderson?: It has been a good place to raise a family and to plant roots.
What do you like most about Anderson First Methodist?: the People and the opportunities and the support/encouragement I’ve been given.