Growing up in the 1950's, I was deeply touched by the story of Ann Frank, and thoroughly confused by the horrors of the Nazi extermination camps. I felt driven to understand how "normal" people could participate in atrocities, and how a good God could allow such things. Thus began my lifelong fascination with human psychology, and my pursuit of understanding if Jesus is who He says He is.
After a long and satisfying career as a social worker, I find myself being led to continue using my desire to help others in a new way. And so, I have accepted the position of Mercy Coordinator at All Souls Church! In this role, I hope to come to understand how the church can more deeply intersect with the needs of the church body and outlying community, and to help the church leaders develop plans that are effective in reaching more and more people in need.
I have found that the wisdom of Proverbs 11:25, "he who refreshes others is himself refreshed,” is true. It is in serving that we find life. And, I have found that Jesus IS who He says He is. As Corrie Ten Boom, survivor of the camps, said, "There is no pit so deep that God's love is not deeper still."