- About Us
Where were you born?
A block away from where I sit, at old St. Francis hospital on Pikes Peak Avenue.
Why do you go to church?
Because it’s a great place to be, and I love to go.
How long have you been a member of Grace and St. Stephen’s?
It’s a story that started in ’97 when I joined the choir for a year, although I couldn’t say when I went on the books as a member.
What do you love about Grace and St. Stephen’s?
I love our joyful, grateful community that loves to laugh, sing and serve and who can see Christ powerfully at work in reality.
How are you involved in the life of Grace and St. Stephen’s?
My hours at Grace are the highlight of my weeks. I love coming to help the gardeners on Saturday morning. And on third Saturdays I help Anna, Spot and Jill on Altar Guild before heading out to get dirty. On a deeper level, I’ve really benefitted from helping facilitate a small sharing group in the Faith Seeking Journey last year, and I look forward to another amazing year in that wonderful program.
Is there a passage or image in scripture that carries special meaning for you?
I’ve always loved many of the descriptions of God’s love in the Psalms: "You are my hiding place. You preserve me from trouble. You surround me with shouts of deliverance" 32:7.
Where do you see God in the world?
I see, or feel, God most clearly when I’m with people talking about things that matter, and when we celebrate our beautiful Eucharist with sincere and reverent folks.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I’m a reader, and a talker, and I love to listen. So I try to keep those three passions in healthy balance while remembering to eat and get a little exercise.
What was the last book you read or movie you saw?
It was a mixture of both on YouTube last night and I can hardly qualify it without sounding like a hopeless academic. However, if you think you might like challenging ideas on religion and spirituality check this out, from a preeminent lacanian philosopher of psychology. Particularly on practical flaws in Mahayana Buddhism, Slavoj Å½iÅ¾ek will not disappoint. He’s quite entertaining. (I don’t usually watch two hour lectures on YouTube, but clearly I should start.)
What is something about you that most people don’t know?
I’m an amateur artist who likes working with washable crayons.