Forty years ago, our family of three moved to the then small town of Windermere. Our daughter, Shannon, was six years old. My husband Wilbur and I still reside there today. We immediately began searching for a church, and were blessed to find a small start-up church, held in the Windermere Town Hall. It was being led by a young pastor named Jim Harnish. We quickly knew that Jim was going to guide us through a remarkable spiritual journey.
My passion for serving began with St. Luke’s Children’s Ministries. Seeing our Children and Youth Ministries continue to flourish today make me proud to be a St. Luker. This team is full of incredibly special people. Throughout the years, I have continued to be blessed with countless ways to serve.
Being asked to tell my story has been very reflective for me. Forty years is a long time! We are still blessed with a team of ‘Godly’ men and women who preach the word of Christ beautifully every week. We continue to have extraordinary opportunities for both our younger and older ‘Saints’. There is a place for every St. Luker to serve and grow spiritually in their faith journey. My special place for me the last twenty years has been my women’s Bible study. These are the things that make me most proud of St. Luke’s.
My prayer for St. Luke’s going forward is that our doors will always be open to everyone who is looking for a new church home. Even after forty years, I am most grateful that I still look forward to every Sunday.