My call to the Diaconate began as a young adult when I felt the presence of God & His love. Being in my teens, I had not identified that the nature of the call was diaconal and so I continued with my education as that was what was expected in our family.
I graduated from Sammamish High School. After graduation I attended Central Washington University & later graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in education. I am a true Washingtonian being born in Seattle, baptized at the Church of Ascension & confirmed at Grace Episcopal Church in Ellensburg. I grew up in Seattle & Bellevue and I am the oldest of three girls.
I am married and have been with my wife for over 40 years. We have a daughter and live in Everett. Both of us have been very involved in various feeding ministries over our many years at Trinity Everett. As a longtime member of Trinity Everett, I was raised up and sponsored by them for ordination. After many years of discernment, I was ordained to the Diaconate on 10/28/2017 and assigned by Bishop Rickel to be the Deacon at St Dunstan’s.
The majority of my career has been in the educational & medical fields. My training in both of these areas have equipped me in doing missionary work to both Haiti & Belize, providing education & care and addressing the social inequities of this world. I believe that we are called to love & serve all God’s people and to respect the dignity of every human being including the poor, the sick, the weak and the lonely.
In my spare time, I find great peace & solitude in the sport of golf where God’s creation is abundant. Both my wife & I find great joy in volunteering for the Everett Animal Shelter fostering cats of all ages and abilities. Here too we see Gods creation & give thanks for all his creatures.