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We are rooted in the Mennonite tradition and the Bible’s witness to Christ’s love, social justice, peace and reconciliation.
Our congregation is made up of persons from many different streams of the Christian faith who have found a caring community and church home at FMC.
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My work at First Mennonite Church began in May 2010, not long after receiving an MDiv (2009) from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. The focus of my ministry here at FMC encompasses both Christian education and family ministry.
I grew up in New Hampshire, where I fell in love with trees, mountains, and real maple syrup. My journey took me to college at Wheaton, Illinois, where I completed a BA in Biblical Studies and Ancient Languages (2006), played a lot of ultimate frisbee, and met Abby. She and I married shortly after graduating.
While at Wheaton and Fuller I developed a deep appreciation for the stories, emotions, and experiences passed on to us in the Bible, and especially enjoy studying the Old Testament. I love reading, listening to music, cooking, eating (with others), and all things active.
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I am new to the pastoral staff at FMC, but not new to the church. My family and I have been nurtured and have served as members of FMC since 1991. My husband Tom and I have been married for 30 years, and we have two adult children.
I have worked as a musician and a spiritual director in town for many years. Having recently finished a degree in pastoral care and counseling from Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary, I am delighted to be joining the pastoral team, working mostly in the area of pastoral care. I love FMC for the wonderful people, who continue to challenge me with many clear evidences of faith through care for one another, the community, and the larger world.
My faith is in the love of God for all people, and my goal in ministry is to remind people of the God of love, who meets us in the joys and struggles of life with understanding, challenge, concern, delight and an invitation to ever more wholeness and growth. My joys include reading, walking, traveling, music and being with family and friends.