This blog has been mostly neglected since I started it 2 years ago. At that time I was a newly retired Presbyterian Minister of Word and Sacrament, certified as an Intentional Interim Minister, seeking an interim position after two fairly long-term positions in the state of New Jersey. I became the Transitional Pastor for Western Presbyterian Church in Palmyra, NY for a year. (They were very well-prepared and took only a year to fill their empty pulpit!) I am now the part-time Temporary Supply Pastor for Trinity Federated Church in Naples, NY, nestled in the Finger Lakes region of New York. It’s an interesting challenge to meet the administrative, theological, and ecclesial needs of a congregation with ties to both the United Methodist Church and the Presbyterian Church (USA).
I’m writing this “About” page in November, 2017. Since our church website is under construction, I’m going to try to post occasional sermons here on my blog, beginning today. I will let my posts speak for themselves regarding my theological leanings.
As for my location, I’m divorced, white, and the mother of two adult daughters. I have four grandchildren, ranging in age from grade-school to a senior in college. One grandson has just joined the Air Force, which gives me a bit of a different perspective from just a month ago. I live in a church “mansonage” (Presbyterian manse + Methodist parsonage!) with two cats and an “elder bun” (a dwarf bunny nearing age 16). I no longer love to cook, but I still have too many kitchen gadgets; and I still love going to the movies, but don’t seem to get there as often as I’d like. I live with a variety of mobility issues including post-polio syndrome, which helps explain my advocacy position with disability issues. I am also motivated by injustices in the areas of environment, animal rights, race, and gender issues.
In Christ’s shalom,