Why are you a part of GPC?
Grace Point is a home and family that is welcoming and safe. It is a family that does not judge, but accepts me as I am and where I am in my life and spiritual journey. It is a family of fellow believers that guide me, challenge me and hold me accountable in my faith. I love the passion and dedication to ministry and mission, both locally and globally. I know I am in a place where I will grow and enrich my relationship with God.
Tell about your journey to Grace Point.
I have been blessed to work with the most amazing students and families as a Special Education teacher for 25 years. After retiring, I prayed for direction as to “what’s next?” My husband, David and I were also looking for a church home and family. While continuing to seek a deeper relationship with God and spending more time with Him, He answered. He called us to Grace Point through our son, Adam, who knew Mike McDaniel through CrossFit. It had also been in the heart of LeAudra Franklin to create a ministry for children with special needs. Again, God blessed me, he brought us together and the ministry has become a reality. Through this ministry, God has given us the opportunity to serve by walking alongside our families and growing in our faith together. Every person is a unique creation of God having gifts to share with others.
What do you do for fun?
Hang out with my husband, David, of 32 years. We enjoy canoeing, hiking, camping and exploring nature. We love to spend time with our daughter, Samantha and son, Adam (when they are in town). I also enjoy swimming, biking, being with my friends and spending time on our back deck. It’s like a treehouse!