What do you do in your role at Christ House?
Our office schedules volunteers for a variety of activities, such as meal service, basic maintenance, cleaning apartments, garden projects, and educational opportunities. I also give tours and orientation for new volunteers and persons interested in learning about the Christ House ministry.
What is your favorite aspect of your job?
I am an extrovert so I enjoy meeting people and introducing them to Christ House. I enjoy going out to churches, seminaries, civic groups, etc. to talk about Christ House. I enjoy working alongside the volunteers.
What are three words you would use to describe Christ House?
Compassionate, Healing, Welcoming
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a missionary to Africa. I was able to partially fulfill that dream by spending 2 years in Uganda in a mission program, as well as another 33 years in ministry in Brazil, Bermuda, and Mexico.
What is your most treasured possession?
This is difficult to limit to one! I have an oil lamp that is 2,000 years old, from the time of Jesus. I also have a collection of African carvings, one special one given to me by my Ugandan students.
Before working at Christ House, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
I was Director of the School of Religious Education at the North Brazil Baptist Seminary for 10 years. I opened the first Masters in Religious Education in Latin America and graduated the first MA/RE class. This was especially rewarding.
What is your favorite meal?
Indian curry! I learned to make curries from Indian friends in Uganda. We eat curry often at our house.