I am a school nurse in the Rutherford County Schools system. My husband, son, and I have been members of St. Paul’s since moving to Tennessee in 2003. It was at St. Paul’s that we found a family away from family. After having moved to Japan from 2015-2018, the community of St. Paul’s is one of the things we most looked forward to returning.
In my early years in our church, I participated in Pilgrimage, Parent Group, VBS, and have served on two Cursillo teams, as well as serving as a reader and a chalice bearer. I was a member of the Vestry from 2008-2010 and was Senior Warden in 2010. I was a Ministry Formation Group leader in 2014 and served on the Building Committee for the Parish Hall.
We attended Christ Church in Yokohama, Japan with an international community, as well as a large Japanese congregation. Those were important formidable years for my spiritual growth. Having returned, I once again serve as a chalice bearer, assist facilitating our grief support groups, Journeying in the Wilderness of Grief, and participate in Centering Prayer as I pursue a study in Contemplative prayer.
St. Paul’s has always been a warm and welcoming place for me. Inclusive to all. A community that is my second home shared with many. It is this age-old spirit of love and generosity with which I see St. Paul’s continuing to grow – caring for those within and reaching out to others. I am delighted to be a part of that however I am called to do so.