I first came to FUUSN in 2000. I was newly separated and looking for a community where I could rebuild my life with my young daughters. I stayed because I found a community that cares for one another and also pushes me to practice kindness, acceptance, and civic engagement. I so appreciate the opportunities–whether during worship services, small group meetings, or retreats at Sandy Island–to engage in deep conversations about topics that matter to me and to the larger world. I am serving on the Ministerial Search Committee because I recognize how important a minister can be in creating and sustaining this kind of community. Over the years, I have been an RE teacher, Coming of Age coordinator and mentor, Chalice Circle facilitator, lay minister, and most recently coordinator for the Artisan Crafts table of the Holiday Fair. I enjoy travel, any type of boating, cooking, movies, and hanging out with my wife, children, and granddaughter.