First, let me say that I count it a great honor and privilege to be considered for the position of elder at FPCA. My husband Jim, a retired PCUSA minister (after 45 years, I might add) and I found FPCA through Boyd and Eleanor Schernbeck, former members of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Grand Prairie, where Jim served for three years. On our second visit to FPCA, we knew we had found our “tribe”!
My relationship with Jesus Christ is central to my life. My faith defines who I am. Throughout my life, God has proven His faithfulness over and over, and His mercy and grace have sustained me in both days of sunshine and darkness.
Jim and I will celebrate 16 years of marriage in March 2018. Both of us have been married before, and each brought one child to the marriage. Jim brought Mary. She is now a wife and mom of two of our grandchildren, Ava and Cameron. I brought Matt, now a husband and dad of our other two grandchildren, Luke and Dylan. Matt and his family live in Dallas.
My career of 43 years was in non-profit fundraising. The last ten, I was a consultant helping organizations across the country find their way through the ever-changing landscape called sustainability. I took down my shingle this year.
These days our focus is on a new ministry that God has called us to birth. We have named it “The Abraham Promise” (Genesis 12:1-4.) It provides tools for parents, grandparents and mentors to pass the baton of Christian faith to the next generations.