I married my best friend, Brian, in 1985. We have 2 adult children - Kathryn working in Cape Town, South Africa and Jon working in Washington D.C.. We joined Christ Church in 2002 after moving here from Seattle. I have enjoyed volunteering in our church office for 10 years. Brian and I have been honored to host the Alpha Marriage class for the past 4 years. I am currently involved with the Faith Riders – a women’s bible study and service group. I became a Deacon in 2014.
Native hometown: Plains, Montana (near Glacier Park)
Education: B.S. Geology from Stanford University
Best part of my job: working with wonderful people, being part of and creating a caring community, using my spiritual gifts of serving, faith and giving to help others.
Favorite character in the Bible: Paul
Favorite Books and Authors: Krakatoa – Simon Winchester
Guns, Germs, and Steel – Jared Diamond
Mountains Beyond Mountains – Tracy Kidder
Finding George Orwell in Burma – Emma Larkin
Purpose Driven Life – Rick Warren
Any books by C.S. Lewis or John Steinbeck
Favorite Rhode Island Activity: Beavertail Park to climb on the rocks, take photos, catch sunsets with Brian
Favorite activities: text/share funny stories and photos with our kids, read, travel, explore other cultures and countries, kayak, hike, garden, gather with extended family, play games, walk beaches gathering sea glass or beautiful stones, find arrowheads, listen to NPR, research any topic simply to learn more or help others, passionate about environmental issues