I was fortunate to be able to retire in early 2013 after many years of ministry. While that part of my calling has ended, I have been inspired to respond to continue to use my experience and gifts of time and treasure to serve God through the marvelous work of South Louisville Community Ministries as a volunteer. While I was working, I was able to substitute as a food packer occasionally and work on some special projects, so I knew I wanted to be part of the “regulars” at SLCM – volunteers who show up week in and week out to serve our clients.
I serve as the Monday morning receptionist and love helping clients get the information and appointments they need. I also serve on the Church Relations Committee, working with others to strengthen our ties to the large community of Christians who work together to care for neighbors in the south end. Our churches and pastors are amazing – sharing canned goods, grocery bags, critical financial resources, and dozens of faithful volunteers. Recently I have been coaching some of our clients who are seeking employment. It is so exciting to be able to help someone complete a resume, learn about an online application process, or practice interviewing skills. I love being part of the wonderful South Louisville Community Ministries team. The work is challenging, but immensely rewarding.