I live with my husband Ray in Denver, Colorado. We are the proud parents of two millennial daughters: Rachel, who is married and living in Greensboro, NC, and Amy who lives in Chicago, IL. I work as a marketing manager for an office furniture dealership. For re-creation, I enjoy hiking, traveling, and cooking.
As an introvert, talking is probably not my favorite activity, but I do enjoy engaging in conversation about books and ideas, which is why I started a book study group for women at my church, Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church here in Denver. I’ve been a member there for about 11 years now (about the time that I’ve lived in Denver) and have been active in a variety of capacities: elder, book group leader, women’s ministries, and adult education among others. I have organized a number of women’s retreats at Montview.
It was through several of Doug Wysockey-Johnson’s engagements at Montview that I learned about Lumunos. I was intrigued that an organization that focused on identifying one’s call existed as this has been something that I have wrestled with over the years, often feeling that what I do for a living falls short of a true calling. I think my calling has been satisfied in the many volunteer activities that I’ve been involved in…that of developing/supporting women in their quest for wholeness and spiritual growth. And fortunately for me, the skills I’ve honed during my work life have often been of value in many of those volunteer activities.
While I enjoy hiking and walk daily for exercise, you would be ill-advised to try to engage me in athletic activities. I’m happy to root for the Rockies and the Steelers (a team I became acquainted with by marriage), but I suffer from a major case of klutziness when it comes to actually participating in any sports. I’ve lived in Colorado for 18 years but have never downhill skied. I met my husband through a tennis game, but we learned pretty quickly that tennis would not be an enduring part of our relationship!