I love to learn about other cultures, listen to all sorts of music, watch science fiction movies, read books by mystics, eat Indian food, and play boardgames. My greatest joy is spending time with my family.
I enjoy listening to all kinds of music, watching movies with my husband, being in nature, and riding motorcycles. I am passionate about being engaged in the community and love meeting new people.
Pastor of Congregational Care
I am a student minister because I believe they are the greatest generation this world has ever known. I am passionate about Jesus, love people, and shamelessly addicted to coffee. I have ADD, and have been known to #squirrel. I love all kinds of music… and when I say all, I really mean ALL…. Except polka. It is my honor and joy to live life with the students of JCFUMC.
My personal interests are (in no particular order) music –most genres -, sports, being physically active, and travel. Spending time with family and friends is at the top of my list of things I like to do, particularly when combined with one or more of the list above.
In addition to being the Connect Coordinator at FUMC, Gwen teaches college-level Renaissance/Reformation and Western Civilization classes. She is passionate about backpacking, overseas travel, backpacking WHILE overseas (if you have a lot of time and patience, ask her about her 2016 walk on the Camino in Spain), running, and reading about medieval and Renaissance philosophers and theologians.
I’ve played Trumpet since the 5th Grade. Enjoy tinkering on vehicles. Learning how to Fly! Been in Audio Visual for 15 years.
I play music because it brings us together, and we have more commonalities than differences. I love podcasts, books, and late night discussion of philosophy, anthropology, and art. Nature centers my soul.