Number of years at St. Paul’s:
About eight years
If applicable, Spouse/partner’s name, and names/ages of children:
Mark and I have been married for 16 years. We have two daughters.
Please share a little about your religious background and how you came to be at St. Paul’s:
Like many Episcopalians I grew up in a different faith tradition that fell by the wayside as I became an adult. Also, like many parents, having children lead me to seek out my faith community again. We returned to the Roman Catholic church with our young daughters. Participating in this faith again as a questioning adult, caused me great concern; mostly, what I felt, was the exclusion of women in worship, as well as LGBTQ parishioners. Mark was having his own doubts and suggested we look into the Episcopal faith. We attended the Inquirer’s class that was being taught by Fr. Emil. From our first day at St. Paul’s we felt welcome and included. I knew I wanted to become part of this group and help others feel that same love and acceptance, from God and his people.