I come to Carbondale from Evansville, Indiana, where I was called in 1993 to serve as pastor of Grace Lutheran Church.  Prior to that, I served a parish in Detroit. In 1996, I was trained and called as an Intentional Interim Pastor. I am appointed by the Synod bishop to help the congregation in its transition, so they can make wise decisions about their ministry and calling their next pastor.

A 1973 Valparaiso (Indiana) University grad, I was one of the first women students at Christ Seminary-Seminex in St. Louis after the walk-out in 1974 from Concordia Seminary (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod).

Ordained in 1981 in the AELC, the church body formed out of the split from the Missouri Synod, I was a chaplain for two years in St. Louis and Omaha hospitals, and moved to Minneapolis for a volunteer year, where I worked with the homeless and with battered women. As the ELCA was being formed, I was called to represent the AELC in planning coordinated Twin Cities area ministries, and alongside that job, I worked with volunteers at a crisis phone line.

In Evansville, I have been active with a faith-based community known for its arts-based programs for children. I’m single and own a home in Evansville. Most of my family still lives in Minnesota, where I grew up.

I look forward to working with you to discover what God has in mind for Epiphany Lutheran Church.