Note: Commissioner profiles are appearing regularly in the Synod of the Trinity enews.
In what capacity do you serve (church name and leadership position, presbytery board, synod committee, etc.)?: First Presbyterian Church, Johnstown, PA – Member of the church’s Mission and Stewardship Committee; Elder Commissioner to Redstone Presbytery meetings
In what other capacity have you served in the past (former churches, committees, etc.)?: Liaison for a ministerial candidate
When you’re not serving your church, what can you be found doing?: As a retired English teacher, I edit and post my husband’s research blog about church turnaround for churchcentral.com.
Describe yourself in one word: enthusiastic
What was your childhood dream job?: School teacher (which I performed for 34 years )
What steered you into this ministry field?: Encouragement from church and presbytery folks
What goals do you have while serving as commissioner?: Serving the Lord as the Spirit leads
Why do you feel God has called you into this position of commissioner?: I am a good listener, and I have a knowledge base about church turnaround and evangelism.
Any closing remarks?: As one expert has said: “The church is the most powerful transforming force in history.”