In my professional life, I have worked as an educator and a research physician in the field of mental health. Though raised Greek Orthodox, I was drawn to Christ Church Cathedral and the Episcopal Church after a long search for a spiritual home where I could grow more deeply into a Christ-centered life. At CCC I found a thoughtful and inclusive community with beautifully diverse roots. In other words, I felt at home.
Gratitude to my spiritual home has compelled me to seek out different ways to serve it. Over the past five years, I have participated in Education for Ministry, served as a Stephen Minister, and have volunteered in a variety of other roles, including serving at our community breakfast,officiating morning prayers, acting as a lector, a chalice-bearer, and facilitating a number of study groups such as Sacred Ground. Each of these experiences has left me with renewed faith and a stronger desire to seek Christ in service to others.
It is difficult to think of a more important means of answering this call than to assist in the stewardship of the Cathedral as a Vestry member. As a candidate, I aspire to be an intentional and reflective partner in listening to the concerns of our diverse congregation and fostering the vision of our parish; namely, to glorify God in our acts of compassion and hospitality. Thank you for considering my nomination.