Thanks so much for visiting my site! Here's a little bit about me.
By profession I am a United Methodist Clergywoman, serving as Executive Director of MassBible, one of the oldest Bible Societies in the US. I was hired in April of 2007 to re-invent the historic institution for the 21st century. How fun is that? I'm having a ball.
On the side I am doing what I have always done--write. It took quite awhile, but I finally cracked open the door of a publishing house and now have three books in print:
My educational background began in the womb, but we don't have room for that long of a bio! I was born and raised in Rhode Island, got a B.A. in German and English (with honors in German) from Bucknell University in 1980 and my M.Div. from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in 1994. I was ordained as an Elder in the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church in 1997.
I have served United Methodist churches as a pastor in Cross City, FL; Gainesville, FL; Dover, NH; and Westford, MA. It all added up to 13 years in the local church before taking the MassBible position. I'm a member of the New England Conference of the United Methodist Church and won the Wilbur C. Ziegler Award for Excellence in Preaching from them in 2000.
I am now living in Plymouth, MA, where I also serve as Elder on the Board of the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. My father's line hooks up with that of Stephen Hopkins back with my great, great grandfather.
I'm divorced without children except for my animals, which now consist of a new Chinook puppy named Dia and anything that strolls by the house looking hungry.