I was born in Ft. Knox, KY, while my father was stationed there in the Army. I grew up in Japan, Ohio, France, Hawaii, and Georgia.
As a young child, I told my mother that I wanted to work in a hospital when I grew up. I fulfilled that goal by becoming a radiologic and nuclear medicine technologist by the time I was 22.
After working for a few years, I decided to go to medical school and entered at the age of 33 as a wife and mother of a 9-year-old son. But God had a slight “bump” in my path. My med school daughter was born after a six-week hospitalization! Following my Family Medicine residency, I was employed as an urgent care/minor E.R. physician in Georgia and later in Maryland.
I was medically retired in 2006 and soon made plans to retire to the Wilmington area. Settling in Leland in 2008, I explored several churches before visiting St. Paul’s in 2018. I immediately felt welcome and comfortable in the SPEC parish family.
I was initially to be received in 2020 but was out of the country. In 2021, COVID interrupted my plans once again. I am now being received on April 3, and I am so happy to be at St. Paul’s with a myriad of new friends, wonderful spiritual leaders, and my true church home.