Posted June 30, 2016 in Around the Synod

Note: Commissioner profiles are appearing regularly in the Synod of the Trinity enews.

SheilaFamily (spouse, children, grandchildren, pets): Spouse – The Rev. James R. Farrer, a former Synod staff in Evangelism

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

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.”