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What is your spiritual background/ walk with Christ? I have been a member of a church all of my life but I never really knew what I was supposed to do with that until my wife and I attended Cursillo weekend retreat.
What is your current occupation? I am a contract auctioneer.
How has God impact your life since you began attending St. Helena's? He has allowed me to be a part of this loving, caring, and supportive church family.
What do you love most about St. Helena's? The clergy, staff, and fellow members.
What is your favorite Bible verse? May Yahweh bless and protect you; may Yahweh make His face shine on you and be gracious to you; may Yahweh look with favor on you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26
What is your spiritual background/ walk with Christ? I was born into the Episcopal church. My father was a commander in the Navy, therefore, I grew up all over, but the Episcopal church remained in my life. From my earliest memories, we were always involved in the church. Daddy on the vestry, lay reading, and whatever else was needed. The children were all acolytes and sang and played instruments. Mom was always at the organ. When Daddy retired and joined the Episcopal Seminar, I was a Sophomore in high school. It was such a natural transition. We came to St. Helena's in 1984. Daddy was Rector and my mother, Judith, was the Organist/Music director until 1998. We have moved around quite a bit since then, but returned to Boerne in 2008. Boerne and St. Helena's have always been 'home'. My children (Mariah and Sean) and I have all attended Camp Capers for so many memorable occasions. Christ has always been central in my life.
What is your current occupation? I am an Independent Distributor for both IT Works Global and Stream Energy. I also work as an office manager for BCI Custom Homes (Tommy Lipe) and I like to dabble in part time catering and wine consulting.
How has God impacted your life since you started attending St. Helena's? God impacted my life long before St. Helena's, but St. Helena's holds a special place in my heart. This is where I find true peace. Sitting in the Historic Sanctuary when no one is there. You can just feel God's Spirit. It's in the strong stone walls, the stained glass, the beautifully crafted arched ceiling. It is where I find solace.
What do you love most about St. Helena's? Singing there. Praising God with voices joined together in perfect harmony.
What is your favorite Bible verse? I don't necessarily have one. There have been so many times where certain passages have reached out to me for different reasons. With that being said Psalm 46:10 is powerful to me.
Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10
Why? I find that when my mind and body are rushing in all directions, I can say this and it gives me peace.
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What is your spiritual background/ walk with Christ? I grew up Roman Catholic and attended church regularly. As with many college-age kids, my focus on faith waned but I would say I always had faith. As I got married and started a family, my faith grew more into focus. That's when I decided that my beliefs were more in line with my wife's Episcopalian faith and I was received into the Episcopal Church. I have been a member at St. Helena's since 2006.
What is your current occupation? I am a director in the Human Resources Team at Tesoro Companies, Inc.
How has God impacted your life since you've started attending St. Helena's? He continues to be a source of peace and strength as my life has seemed to get more complex with work and family. He continually reminds me to be grateful and humble and to not take things too seriously.
What do you love most about St. Helena's? I love how the church community has helped to shape my kids' characters as they've grown up.
What is your favorite Bible verse? Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. -Matthew 11:28-30
What is your spiritual background/ walk with Christ? I am a cradle Episcopalian and I have attended St. Helena's since my family moved to Boerne in June 1967. I am a lay reader, usher, and committee member. I have also been active in various roles at St. Helena's for for many years, including a prior term on the vestry and serving as Sr. Warden.
What is your current occupation? I am a professional geologist. I am also a principal and the president of Westward Environmental, Inc. which is headquartered in Boerne.
How has God impacted your life since you've started attending St. Helena's? I have attended St. Helena's for most of my life. I have spent innumerable hours praying in the sanctuary as a youth, teen, young adult, husband, and father. I was confirmed at St. Helena's. Dana and I did our pre-marriage meetings at St. Helena's with Fr. Tom White and Fr. Bill Calhoun. Both of my sons were baptized and confirmed at St. Helena's. Their Eagle Scout ceremonies were at St. Helena's. My oldest son, Tripper, and his wife, Paige, were married in the sanctuary in April of 2015. My Father's and Grandmother's ashes are in the columbarium. Virtually every phase of my life, every fiber of my being is connected to St. Helena's. And I've not only grown here as a person, but I have also learned to be a servant leader through my experiences on the church campus.
What do you love most about St. Helena's? I love the community and family of our church. I love the strength of the place which is exemplified by the stone architecture, wood beams and, most importantly, by the faith of our congregants.
What is your favorite Bible verse? But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not grow weary, they shall walk and not faint. -Isaiah 40:31
Why? I love this verse because it speaks to my spiritual and life's journey. It creates in my heart a sense of patience, awe, silence, wonder, strength and peace.
What is your spiritual background/ walk with Christ? I was confirmed at St. David's in Oklahoma City in 1979. My spiritual walk began in earnest in 1996 when I met and started dating the woman who would later become my wife and moral compass. The outward manifestation of my walk has been comprised of many components to include: participating in Community of Hope, participating in Lay Eucharistic Visits, serving on a previous vestry and attending a Walk to Emmaus.
What is your current occupation? Currently, I am employed at USAA as an analyst with the Trading and Margin Team.
How has God impacted your life since you've started attending St. Helena's? St. Helena's has impacted our lives in many ways since transferring our membership in 2004. Rose has taught Sunday School as well as participated in Women's Bible studies and other small Bible studies. Kyle was baptized at St. Helena's, served as an acolyte, attended Camp Capers, and has built great friendships through Youth activities and mission trips.
What do you love most about St. Helena's? What I love most about St. Helena's is the center it has provided our lives. We may not be perfect and we certainly have many obstacles but St. Helena's has always been a special place with Christian fellowship and love. Regardless of what happens in the outside world (read national Church or local Dioceses), this place and our church family remain an oasis of faith and love.
What is your favorite Bible verse? There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men. -1 Corinthians 12:4-6
Why? I may not possess all of the knowledge or abilities of others but God has plans for me and the gifts have been provided.
What is your spiritual background/ walk with Christ? I am a cradle Episcopalian so the liturgy has always been a major part of my life. One of the most difficult times in my life was when my husband died suddenly in his sleep when he was 45. I was in a fog for a great deal of that year. I went to church each Sunday, but often wasn't able to participate in the service. When I did listen and become aware of the service, I heard the beautiful liturgy which had been so comforting to me. As I looked back on that year, I realized how much God had carried me through, never leaving me alone. I wanted to do what I could to help others who were facing difficulties in their lives. That is why hospital visitations and the LEV ministry are so rewarding to me. I pray when I leave that somehow my care receiver was able to see Christ in me-and often realize that it is I who have seen Christ in them.
What is your current occupation? Since moving to Boerne, I have helped my husband in his business. Lately, I have been busy with serving on several Boards. I am on the University of Texas Development Board and I am President of the Kendall County Women's Shelter.
How has God impacted your life since you've began attending St. Helena's? One of the major impacts on my life was being asked to participate in Community of Hope. I had been a Stephen Minister in Austin and missed the contact with my care receivers. Through COH, I was able to begin calling on patients at the Methodist Hospital and doing volunteer work at Kendall County Women's Shelter from its beginning. I did the training for new volunteers at the Shelter, going over all aspects of a non-profit organization. I will finish my two years as President of the Board this year. It is so rewarding to be part of a growing organization doing so much good in Kendall County and the entire Hill Country.
What do you love most about St. Helena's? There are so many opportunities for spiritual growth at St. Helena's. I love the caring support I have received as I have discerned God's direction for me. It was an adjustment to move from Austin; St. Helena's helped me find direction and fulfillment through my care receivers.
What is your favorite Bible verse? Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified, do not be discouraged. For the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. -Joshua 1:9
Why? As I began my term as president of the Diocese of Texas ECW. I was apprehensive and worried about doing a good job leading them forward. The morning after I was installed, this is the Bible verse which was on my calendar. It was a great encouragement for me.
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