Joined Trinity Staff: 2011
Areas of Ministry: Life Group Director, Deacon Board
Family: Husband – Paul, 3 adult children – Scott, Joy, Jennifer, 4 grandchildren – Alek, Ben, Harper, John Wesley
Saved: As a child of 6
Education: Associate Degree: Lee University; Bachelor’s Degree: The Ohio State University; Master’s Degree: University of South Florida
Previous Line of Work: Education
One of the Things I Find Most Fascinating: The miracle of birth.
• Book: Too numerous to mention!
• Food: Hamburgers/Hot Dogs
• Snack Food: Popcorn
• Movies: An Affair to Remember (the original with Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr)
• TV Show: Oldies like Matlock, Perry Mason, Columbo, Mary Tyler Moore, I Love Lucy
• Musical Artist: No favorite artist. I enjoy many different types of music.
• Place To Go: Favorite place I’ve been: England. Would like to go to Austria.
• Place To Pray: Our guest room
• Recreational Activities/Hobbies: Travel, reading, spending time with family
• Scripture: Proverbs 3: 5,6
• Sports Team: Not a big sports fan, but I do root for my Ohio State Buckeyes
• Sport: Baseball
Life Motto: The Golden Rule
· Three People I’d Like to Meet: I’m not a big fan of celebrities or famous people. The most important people to me are people I know. I admire heroes of the faith, e.g. Billy Graham, Corrie Ten Boom, etc.
· My Hero: My mother
· One of My Greatest Experiences with God: God spoke to us as a young couple and directed us to change our minds about having children.
· Most People Don’t Know This About Me: I am a recovering Free Cell addict.
Articles & Resources for Church Workers
Starting a Greeter Program
Four years ago I accepted the challenge of evangelism chairperson for our church. One of the first programs the pastor and I developed was the Sunday morning greeter program.
Motivating the Right Person into the Right Ministry
One of the greatest challenges for most leaders is selecting and motivating the right people into the right ministry positions in hopes of minimizing turnover and frustration. Even in the smaller church with limited personnel, it is important to coordinate people and ministry as much as possible.
“I TRIED, BUT NO ONE EVER CALLED ME”
“I tried, but no one ever called me” are painful words for a leader who has much work to do and not enough people willing to do it. These words are painful for the person who wanted to contribute, but was never called. These are also painful words for a person who is committed to helping people connect and contribute in meaningful ways within the church.