I am serving as the Pastor of Care. I am privileged to act as a liaison with the many and varied resources in our city, referring as needed and looking for opportunities for our church to be involved in our community. I enjoy the opportunities to meet with people personally (and often over the phone) to pray with and encourage those who are struggling. I oversee the Deacon ministry (baptism, membership, communion, care for ill & shut-in, benevolent funds) and visit and coordinate visitation for people in hospital and care homes. I enjoy meeting those who are new to South Abbotsford Church and work with our teams to ensure people are offered a place in a life group or other support networks. We offer a healing and discipleship course, Freedom Session at South Abbotsford Church, and I have the privilege of directing this ministry that runs from September to April. I love to meet with people to help find out if this ministry could be a fit for them.
I was born in Abbotsford and have attended South Abbotsford Church my whole life apart from seven years when my family lived on a farm outside of Dawson Creek.
I have been married to my best friend, Rob since 1981. Yes – I was a child bride (kidding!) We have four wonderful adult children – two daughters, Emily (married to Joel) and Alison (married to Duncan), two sons, Robbie and David, and three grandchildren.
I enjoy riding my motorcycle, walking, reading, gardening and hosting people in our home. I am inspired by the writings of Oswald Chambers and A.W. Tozer. I also enjoy reading historical fiction.
My heart resonates with the goals of our church to foster an ongoing sense of belonging at South Abbotsford and to encourage, equip and inspire our congregation for involvement in our community. Relationships, risking and investment of time are key to "following hard after Jesus, becoming like Him and turning hearts to God."