I joined the staff at New Hope Lutheran Church in November of 2007 after retiring from Verizon Telecommunications following a 30-year career. My granddaughter was born earlier that year and my daughter was already expecting again. I had intended to pursue a second career following my retirement but with the second grandchild coming I began thinking how might be available to help my daughter care for her babies. I came across an employment ad in the local paper for a part-time position as a Church Office Secretary. A few weeks later I became a part of the Westlake Lutheran Church team (now New Hope Church.)
I think what I love most about working at New Hope is how it never feels like “work.” The congregation and staff of New Hope are like family, and the opportunity to be a part the ministry of New Hope has been personally and spiritually fulfilling.
My husband, Steven and I just celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary. We have lived in Moorpark since 1994 when we relocated from Orange County with our two daughters. In my personal life, spending time with family and especially my amazing grandkids is my greatest joy. Adventures with them help to keep me young although they keep getting older; Taylor is now 14 years old and Dylan will soon turn 13. How time flies when you are having fun!