|Autobiography:||I was born in Tucson AZ where my grandparent's had their cattle ranch. When I was almost 5, I moved to 1000 Oaks, CA where my father taught geology at California Lutheran. I didn't really consider myself a Christian, attending UC Davis in my early 20's with my goal being an hydrologist. However, when my dad died suddenly one Christmas Eve, it hit me like a ton of bricks what the incarnation was all about. So, I packed up my husband and 9 month old son and moved to St. Paul to attend Luther. That son is now 21, attends Luther College and I have a daughter who is 17. My first call was in East St. Paul at a 3-point parish, my second was at Augsburg Fortress Publishers, my third at Lutheran Church of Peace in Maplewood, and this is my fourth call. I've worked as a plumber, landscaper, doing body removal, and bartender, and adjunct professor of homiletics at Luther seminary. |
I read A LOT. Everything. I'm in a great book club with a group of professors from U of M. My continuing education over the past 6 years has been to study with a women's Benedictine monastery in Indiana. Amazing stuff.
Most of my community involvement is through the church outreach.
My hobbies and interests include reading, eating, weightlifting, lying on the couch watching 80's Netflick picks, Amnesty International, circus recovery groups, dog training, Tru tv, and obsessing over whether my bangs look good that day.