My passion is to encourage, minister, mentor, and share the Gospel where God has called me to serve.
I live in Bedford which is in northeast Ohio in the United States. I was born in Lakewood, Ohio which is also in northeast Ohio. I turned 70 in 2021.
Church was not a big thing to my parents. I was raised Catholic. I became Pentecostal, was saved and baptized in 1980. I am now non-denominational.
I began taking classes at CLI in December, 2019 because I wanted more knowledge about God and it was free. I was living in a nursing home then. I am so thankful to CLI/CLC because I was able to get the education I wanted within my meager income. When covid started, we were not allowed to leave our rooms, nor were we allowed visitors for 387 days so I studied, a lot.
I have earned both an Associate of Divinity and a Bachelor of Divinity degree. I have also earned 3 Diplomas, 6 Certificates, 26 Awards, 5 Badges, and 17 licenses and ordinations including Life Coach Minister, Associate Chaplain Minister, and Associate Minister. I continue to add credentials. I have now become a Certified Life Coach.
This has been an amazing journey. I have had marvelous professors who are men and women of God. They have not only shared their knowledge with me but they have also demonstrated Christian love and how a Christian should live.
Currently, I am no longer in a nursing home and am now a Pastor for an Assisted Living Complex for seniors. Matthew 10:8, "Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give." Because of CLI, I have freely received. Now it is my turn to give. I am a volunteer with CLA and I like assisting other CLI/CLC students to help them reach their goals as God leads them.