As a police officer, I was involved in every major incident in Jefferson County since 1975. I did not know this for years; I just knew I was always on the front line when things went bad. I knew my job was more than the duty assigned to me – it was deeper than that. I helped people recover from the horrific incident they had endured. I helped them to know they were cared for and loved. Eventually, I learned I was there in God’s name to fight the evil of this world.
The reason I am at Faith is that I got kicked out of my previous church because of my divorce. I was seeking a place to belong. I had driven by Faith for years and decided to try a Lutheran Church based on my research. The day I walked in, I was welcomed by several people and felt I was valued.
Discernment and giving – I have the ability to recognize a need and then help.
My call and mission is to be the hands and feet of God during tragedy. “God called for a man among them who would build the wall and stand before me in the gap” (Ezekiel 22:30). No one stood the gap and God destroyed the land. My call is to not let that happen. I will stand the gap and be there when no one else will step forward. I have seen evil at its worst and will run to the battle, not away from it.
How You Can Help Me
One way I am serving is in coordinating and recruiting volunteers for the Outdoor Team at Faith, helping to keep our grounds maintained. If you would like to join the team, we can always us more to help in rotation with both snow shoveling and lawn care. Email me, and I will help you get started.
How I Can Help You
I have been helping coordinate the snow shoveling and lawn care, maintaining the equipment and just helping when and where I can. I will be serving as a council member starting this fall 2014.