Director of Christian Education
As the Director of Christian Education, I would like to welcome you on behalf of the Christian Education Ministry of Fauntleroy Church. Although I raised four children in UW Husky territory, I graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in secondary education and completed graduate work at UCLA to learn better strategies to support English Language Learners. After many years of teaching, I was also invited to pour my passion into creating children's sermons and worship services, serving as a lay minister in education, leading retreats and service projects, and even spending a short time as Moderator of the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Church of Christ. All of that experience eventually brought me here to Fauntleroy to serve in this dynamic, life-long learning ministry for all ages. When I’m not at church, I enjoy time with my two grandchildren and have been known to go on an occasional grand adventure to keep leaning on my faith boundaries, like a bit skydiving, climbing Mt. Rainer, and my current challenge — pursuing an M.Div. at Seattle University.
If you are looking for a faith community, know that this is a church that also likes to lean on its faith boundaries. Every Sunday morning we start by affirming, “Whoever you are and wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.” And we mean it! As all ages gather for worship and the choir’s anthems reach the rafters, a spirit of love and hospitality moves from the sanctuary to the fourth-floor Sunday School rooms, around the youth and study groups, and out the doors into the community again, richer and more visible in our service and actions. At Fauntleroy, we’ve tried to create Christian Education programs that nurture this loving spirit and ensure children, youth, and the young at heart all feel connected to the full life and mission of the church, especially its service to God’s wider world.
I look forward to meeting you and discovering what we can do to help you lean on your faith boundaries, too. Whoever you are, wherever you are on life’s journey . . . and whenever you are ready, we welcome you here at Fauntleroy Church, United Church of Christ!