Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God.Whenever I pray, I make my requests for all of you with joy…and I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. (Philippians 1:3-4, & 6 NLT)
Don and I are so thankful to be part of the Shiloh Church family. Your welcome has been so wonderful that we echo Paul’s prayer for the church at Philippi, giving thanks for you with joy! We look forward to visiting with each family in the coming months. We want to get to know you and hear your hopes and dreams for Shiloh.
I want to share a little with you about us here at the start and then we will go deeper in relationship in the time to come. We have been married 33 years come August. Our oldest child, Aaron, and his wife, Emily, live in Covington, KY. They have been married a little over a year. Sarah, our daughter, and her husband, Brandon, live in Louisville with their daughter, Allie. Sarah is pregnant with baby Elijah, who will join us in the beginning of October. Brandon is an associate pastor at St Matthews UMC.
Don is retired from 30+ years as a social worker. He is a licensed clinical social worker, and spent the last years of his career in private practice working in marriage and family counseling. Don has always loved working with children and teens, so he will be helping me with the youth ministry. We have been a team in ministry from early on in our marriage.
I am beginning my 16th year in full time ministry. I am passionate about leading the church to “be” the church: disciples following Jesus out into the world to “Share the love of God everywhere we go.” I am committed to the church being the place where ALL are welcome. We are called to love God with all of our being and to love our neighbors as ourselves. The Holy Spirit is the One who transforms us. We cannot fix ourselves or each other, but when we come together to worship, and experience the presence of God, we are transformed along with our community.
I am excited about being appointed as your pastor and look forward to being in ministry with you in this community!