What do you do in your role at Christ House?
I try my best to cook nutritious, balanced meals for the patients. I also try to work with special diets and make sure that the men’s nutritional needs are being met.
What is your favorite aspect of your job?
I love to cook, I always have. I especially love cooking for all of the visitors, Kairos Program men, and patients for Thursday night Table Fellowship. I enjoy trying new seasonings because sometimes you can come up with something spectacular and that gives you a really good feeling.
What are three words you would use to describe Christ House?
Exceptional. Dedicated. Loving.
Before working at Christ House, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
I’ve always loved math. I went to school to become an accounting clerk, but when my father was diagnosed with terminal cancer I dropped out to take care of him. When he passed away two years later, it was too difficult to go back to school so I turned to something else I’ve always loved – cooking. Now I enjoy doing Sudokus and helping my niece with her accounting homework.
If you could have a superpower, what would you choose?
I would rid the earth of evil, hard times and make people stop being so angry. There would be more trust, love, faith and fellowship. I think if love came back in our hearts, there would bloom a world of trust and faith toward our fellow man and we would be better at looking out for each other.
What is your most treasured possession?
My old, seasoned, cast iron skillet. It was my mother’s and she passed it on to my sister who passed it on to me. Everything I cook in it comes out just right.