Role at UCP? As the co-pastor for Faith Formation, I am called to help people grow in their relationship with God for the whole of life by helping them: develop an understanding of the Bible and our faith traditions; deepen their spiritual life and practices; engage in service and in the life and ministries of the church; and to live as disciples of Jesus at home, at work, in the community, and in the world. My goal is not just to help people of all ages know about God, but to help peopleknowGod.
Favorite thing about working here? I get to serve with people of all ages and stages, from the littlest ones in the nursery to rambunctious children in Vacation Bible School, questioning teens in Youth Group and Confirmation to our oldest adults who are still seeking to learn and grow through our adult bible studies. Also, I love that this congregation is committed to being welcoming to all and seeks diversity rather than uniformity.
What is your passion? The Scripture. I am an ordained Minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and a graduate of Wesley Theological Seminary with a specialty in biblical studies. I love opening up the scriptures and helping people find their story in the story of God and God’s people. I also enjoy providing sacred space especially during the seasons of Advent and Lent for people to come and spend time in quiet, meditation and prayer.