HOMETOWN: Louisville, KY
SPOUSE NAME: John (married 1975)
CHILDREN: Jean (1981) and Amanda (1980), who, with her husband Evan, has given us one beautiful grandson, Jonathan (2015).
SERVING AS: Elder, Bible teacher
DUTIES: Leader of adult Bible studies, Women’s Ministry
PASSIONS: Helping people learn to meet with God in the study of Scripture, encouraging people to feel good about who they are in Christ.
PHILOSOPHY OF MINISTRY & LIFE: When I teach, my philosophy is that I am learning along with others while God is the teacher of us all; and when I lead, I try to focus on serving alongside those I would lead.
EDUCATION: B.S., Mathematics specializing in Computer Science, Arizona State University; various Bible study/teaching courses mainly through Precept Ministries International.
“My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” – Colossians 2:2-3
“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” -- Galatians 5:1
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.” – Romans 8:1-2
QUOTE: “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” – Jim Elliot, missionary
MUSIC: Just about any Gospel music; I also enjoy popular songs from the 60’s, and 70’s (my good ole’ days).
MOVIES: Action adventure, science fiction, mystery, family-friendly comedy, and pretty much any feel-good movies.
FOOD: I love to eat! Most recently, I’m following a plant-based diet.
OTHER QUIRKYNESSES: I’m pretty good at tetris-ing lots of stuff into tight spaces.
Although I have a college degree in computer science (1977 – mainframe computers), my daughters see me (with good reason) as “computer illiterate”.