|When folks retire, they often dream of relaxing after a long career, sleeping in, travel, time with family, critters and hobbies. I “retired” mid-July, and my retirement dream was to spend more time at Haywood Street (and some of the aforementioned activities), and now I am living that dream. Brian, Mark and Michael have been my discernment team throughout the last year, and I am delighted beyond delight that Brian has invited me to join the pastoral team at Haywood! I will continue to “tend the table” (anyone want to be part of the altar guild?), and offer my presence to whomever or whatever crosses my path. I will also be focusing on pastoral care at Respite.
I was ordained 20 years ago by Metropolitan Community Churches and also served in Intl. Christian Community Churches. I completed a spiritual formation program at Columbia (Presbyterian) in Decatur. I have a broad background in many denominations and faith perspectives, and honor all the ways that God calls us to love. I identify myself as a Jesus follower and I see him in all that happens here at Haywood. After years of pastoring and denominational work, I am now called to be in community with all of you.
I continue to look forward to each new encounter and to deepening my relationships here in this remarkable place.