For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Adjunct Professor of Practical Theology - Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary
A.A. Dade Community College - Miami, FL
University of Miami
B.S. Florida Bible College- Hollywood, FL
MDiv Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary- South Hamilton, MA
DMin Luther Rice Seminary- Atlanta, GA
Pastor of Churches in Midwest and the East
Married to Cathy and we have two children - Erich and Rachel. Erich lives in the Boston area, married to Joanne and they have three sons. Rachel is married to Rick Drew and they live in Murfreesboro, TN and they have a son and two daughters.
I came to FBC with my family when I was in high school. I became very involved with the youth group . I became involved with youth group as one of the leaders shortly after highschool. Later on, I became involved with Christian Education and worked as both Sunday School Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent for several years. Currently I serve on the Christian Education board as co-chair and am excited to see where the Lord is leading The Bridge with regard to its Christian Education programs. I've been very involved in a variety of music programs at The Bridge for many years including special musical presentations, handbell choirs and musical drama.
Bargain shopping has really been a life long thing for me. Growing up, a lot of our clothes were hand me downs from siblings and others, so wearing second hand clothes was really no big thing. Right out of high school, I went to Henry O. Peabody School for fashion design. I quickly discovered that was not for me, and only stayed one semester. Although I had a love for clothes, I didnt have the ideas for the designs. Once I was living on my own, I searched out thrifts stores in my area, and would always check out church rummage sales. I loved bargain shopping. Even shopping in a retail store, the clearance rack was and still is usually what I check out first. When my boys were little, I would often buy clothes at rummage sales and pay "by the bag" price, sometimes that meant $1.00 a bag. I could get away with that until they got a little older.
For a few years before Patrick was born, I managed a small jewelry store located in a mall in Massachusetts. Although I do have to say, managing is not a natural gift for me, I did love arranging the store and displaying the merchandise. There were a few years when I was a single mom. It was in those years that I really learning to pinch pennies and become really organized. Until just recently, I was a dealer for 2 1/2 years in a multi-dealer shop in Amherst. I thoroughly enjoyed doing this, as it was a creative outlet for me. About 5 months ago, I mentioned to my haristylist that it would be great to have a shop and I thought she would be a great person to go into business with. Not long after this, Nat Hall mentioned to Ron that it would be a good idea to have the red house converted into a thrift store.... So here we are, God has given me experiences so I can serve Him in running the Thrift Shop. I love my job, and am so grateful that I serve an Awesome God!