About the Interim Pastor
Dear friends in Christ, it is a great joy for me to enter into a shared and mutual ministry with the congregation of Trinity United Church of Christ. As your called interim, I look forward to assisting you through this time of transition and search for a new pastor. I look forward to getting to knowing each of you a bit better and worshipping and working alongside of you.
I was raised in Stillwater, MN and as a Presbyterian in the church there. I have been seeking to follow Christ since a young girl and was blessed by parents and communities that nurtured both my faith and my questions! I never thought I would become a pastor, as at the time I was growing up, there were no women pastors that I knew of. I planned to be an educator, but God had different plans. After receiving a call, I attended United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities and was ordained as a minister in 1983. Sounds like ancient history now!
Since that time I have served 7 different settings as pastor and teacher. I have been involved in revitalizing and re-developing local congregations over those year. I also served as a campus pastor at UW-Oshkosh. In 2005, I remarried a wonderful pastor, Ellis Carr. We headed west to South Dakota. These were deepening years. After 6 years of illness, Ellis died in 2015. I 'retired' from the church and have been 'retired' for the past 2 years. Refreshed and healed once again, by God's grace, I look forward to serving again within the church of Jesus Christ.
Joining me on this 'adventure' is my life partner, Jim Singleton. Jim has worked in the trucking industry for 35 years+ and currently works at LTL in Oak Creek. We live in Greenfield. Jim and I are blessed with six children and 5 grandchildren - he has five children, Jim, Mary, Becca, Joe and Lilly and I have one son, Alex. We enjoy riding bikes and doing Harley trips when we can. We love exploring Milwaukee and going on 'ventures'!