I was blessed to be raised by parents of unconditional love and brought up in the United Methodist Church, a tradition of our family for generations. After I received a Masters of Divinity from Iliff School of Theology in Denver along with Spiritual Formation from Benet Hill Monastery in Colorado Springs, it was as a United Methodist that I chose to be ordained. I believe in the vision we have established as we seek to live and serve in the world with Open Hearts, Open Minds, and Open Doors. I have served United Methodist Churches around the Rocky Mountain area and one in California for almost 25 years.
On a personal level, it was in Cleveland that I met my husband and best friend, Wayne. Married almost 40 years, we had four children and nine grandchildren. We were once asked during a presentation to MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) about what has made our marriage last; we each spoke of unconditional love, forgiveness, never giving up, and how we felt the presence of God throughout the most difficult of times. In June of 2019 Wayne entered hospice surrounded by children, grandchildren, and other family. I had the privilege of presence, sitting next to and holding Wayne through his last earthly moments.
Over the years we have loved the people and the beauty of each place we lived. Now I look forward to getting to know the people of Westcliffe and Silver Cliff as I serve with you at Community United Methodist Church. Together we shall explore the spiritual adventures the Lord has in mind for us--through times both joyous and challenging--as we experience the gifts, graces, and beauty of one another, the community, and the world around us.