How long have you been at CPC?
We started coming in 2000. We became members, but after several years, our children wanted to try a different church where they had more friends, so we spent a few years there, until returning about five years ago.
How did you come to attend CPC?
We moved here from California in 2000. We wanted to explore reformed theology and attend a church that had a good oversight program for pastors and leaders. This is the first Presbyterian church in which we have been members.
Tell us about your favorite pet (past or present).
My favorite pet was my horse, Sunny. He was an American Saddlebred, which I got as a two-year-old stallion, not yet broken/trained, and I was only 12 years old. My favorite book was "The Black Stallion," and I wanted to live out in real life the adventures detailed in that book. I worked for two years on a paper route to save up the money. I then researched how to break a horse and soon I was riding him on our 200-acre farm at top speeds through the cornfield rows and across the fields!
What do you do to relax? Do you have any "guilty pleasure" that you want to tell us about?
My hobbies and interests include crafts, home repair/construction, car mechanic work, sports (especially tennis, volleyball and water sports), writing and graphic design (degree is in journalism), lay counseling, and reading nonfiction. We have a lake home in Virginia, so we like to relax there. My guilty pleasure would be watching movies!
What book, movie, etc. have you enjoyed lately?
I've especially enjoyed reading Side by Side, by Edward T. Welch, which is the Sunday School book we are going through at CPC. It clearly outlines how to walk with othes in wisdom and love, helping to make our relationships more purposeful/meaningful.
What did you want to be "when you grew up?"
I wanted to be a horse trainer and author.
What is one goal that you have for yourself now?
I want to be more useful in helping those in need, either through counseling or support services in Latin-American countries.
What is one issue facing women, for which you have special compassion?
Probably abortion. I did get trained as a counselor for Laurel Pregnancy Center. However, I was attending college classes at the time and was not available on the evening they needed help.
Is there a particular verse that God has shown to you that gives you strength and guidance?
I have a life verse of Jeremiah 17:7-8. I have memorized it in English, French and Spanish, and I meditate on it for strength and support. It talks about a tree that is planted by water. It does not fear, die, or cease to yield fruit when it trusts in the Lord.
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