I was born at an Army hospital in Washington state. My father was stationed there during his service days at the end of the Korean conflict.
My favorite hymn is “How Firm a Foundation”. The words tell of God’s promise to be present with us at all times, especially during times of trial and difficulty.
I was raised in the United Church of Christ. My family was very active at St. Paul’s UCC in New Orleans.
We moved to the New Orleans suburbs when I was 9, and there was no United Church of Christ there…so my family joined the United Methodist Church.
I attended school at Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana.
I have two children, Rob (21) & Katie (19). They are the delight of my life and the reason for my gray hair.
My favorite time of year is fall when the air is crisp and the sky is bright blue.
I enjoy cooking.
I make a mean gumbo.
I don’t have much of a Southern accent.
My favorite season of the church year is Advent, anticipating the coming of Christ.
I have been a resident of Elyria since 1996.
I went to seminary for theological education at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. I received a Master of Divinity degree there.
I was ordained in 1980, one of the proudest moments of my life.
I enjoy acting on stage and have been an extra in an independent film and commercials. I’ve done print ads for national, international and regional companies.