My husband, Dennis, and I pastored a church plant in Sheffield for 5 years. In 2010, while on a summer sabbatical, we learned that Sheffield Church of God had a new pastor and decided to “take a look”. We‘ve been here ever since!
Dennis and I are ‘retired’. I love that word. It conjures up a picture of such a quiet, peaceful life. It does not however, describe the life we live. We have 4 grown children, and as you may know, if you have adult children, the word ‘grown’ never really describes your children. We also have 5 wonderful grandchildren, ranging in age 9 to 15. They bring such joy to our life. We certainly understand the saying “If I’d known Grandchildren were so much fun I would have had them first!”
About the same time that I lost my ‘big, important corporate job’ due to downsizing, the church secretary position became available. Pastor asked if I would consider filling the position. I’ve been here ever since! (See a pattern here?) Seriously though, this position affords me the opportunity to meet and interact with wonderful, loving people who call this church home, people who love God and each other. I also get to see new people come and find that ‘something special’ they’ve been searching for—just like we did!