I began with the thought that maybe a friend or two would join me in my driveway for conversation and s’mores. It turned into much more than that. Neighbors I had never met before, friends from the metro area and beyond joined my two children and me to gather around the firebowl to roast marshmallows and form relationships. What I learned was that we all need community. S’more Club is more than the sum of its chocolate and marshmallow parts. My seminary training has helped me add a label to what’s happening – we call it church.
I started with Central Baptist Theological Seminary in 2010 as a student in the MDiv program. I wasn’t sure then and I am still not sure now what God has planned for me. I have been transitioning from a career in science to a calling in ministry and the experiences, classes and personal relationships I have been a part of with CBTS have helped me in my Camping Ministry with ABC of WI as well as my work in my church as CE Director. I also commute an hour and a half one way to classes each weekend and I have been the recipient of some wonderful hospitality from fellow students. We truly are a community. I am excited to see what is in store and I know I have a great support team!