I have two children of whom I am very proud. My daughter, Melissa, is employed as a full-time kindergarten teacher with the YMCA located at the Springfield Literacy Center. My son, Jeffrey,is in Denver, Colorado working for a higher education curriculum company. I have attended church at Good Samaritan since 2011. My experience has been such a wonderful one since the first time I walked in the doors. Good Sam is a very welcoming inviting church that offers a large variety of programs for its members. I have attended the Women’s Breakfasts, Quiet Mornings, and Women’s Retreats. My volunteering has helped with the Fair Days events and the Freedom in Christ Retreats. At Fair Days, I have helped with the Snack Table by baking Gluten-Free treats and serving customers. I have attended the Freedom in Christ Retreat many times and have served on the leadership team assisting on the prayer team, as a small group leader, and also last year I stepped out of my comfort zone further to share my life’s testimony as a speaker. Helping out at Good Sam is a labor of love for me.