I grew up way out in the country and came to the Presbyterian Church by way of a Missionary Baptist upbringing and a few years as an Episcopalian when I was a college student. Tom and I became members of First Presbyterian Church in LaFollette, TN when we moved there in the early 1970s. I was ordained as an elder in East Point Presbyterian Church in East Point, GA. While there I was part of the reunion service when the PCUS and UPC became the Presbyterian Church (USA). First Women of the Church and then Presbyterian Women have long been important to me and I'm currently moderator of the Dot New Circle. I enjoy reading, playing in the dirt (sometimes known as gardening) and people.