Mark and I relocated our family from the mountains of northern California to San Antonio, Texas in 1999. It’s true that we miss the beauty of California, but we love the family oriented culture here in Texas. Our two oldest children, and seven of our ten grandchildren (ages 17 down to 1) remain in Texas. Our two youngest sons live with their families in the Los Angeles area.
As a homeschool family searching for a spiritually safe fellowship, we began studying books about liturgical worship, and felt led to make the Anglican Church our spiritual home. Mark and I first visited Christ Church in the fall of 2008, and in spite of the long commute from San Antonio, we couldn’t imagine a safer, more encouraging community. In the fall of 2009 the Lord opened the door for us to relocate to Austin. Over the years, our entire family has found hope and been ministered to, through Christ Church.
It has given me incredible joy to serve Christ Church through the years, starting with the altar guild in 2008, along with Mark. That nurtured in me a deep love for our sacramental life, and led to serving as a chalice bearer. From 2009-2015 I shepherded the arts group by providing opportunities for spiritual and artistic growth through studies, conferences, and collaborative art projects. Then in 2014 I entered the Selah program to be trained as a spiritual director, in order to serve Christ Church in this vital area of personal spiritual growth. The two years in Selah were transformative, leading me into a deeper understanding of my call to serve, as well as, to deeper trust in the structure of our Anglican leadership, in Holy Spirit’s leading, and in our beloved community of Christ Church. In 2015 I took my first step in accepting the call to ordination as a deacon.
I am humbled and deeply blessed as I serve you the sacraments on Sundays. Your love for Christ inspires me. As a soon-to-be deacon at Christ Church, I’m seeking the Lord’s direction toward a specific area of ministry to further the mission of Christ Church. My hope and prayer is that I may serve you well, to God’s glory.