Service to others is a path I have taken throughout my personal life and professional career. And I have been truly blessed in doing so. I have always been ‘mission oriented’ and I’ve been privileged over the years to be in service for causes that seek to help marginalized and vulnerable people. I really do want to be ‘a good and faithful servant’. Being in service to others gives my soul energy and fulfillment. I seek to answer the call to be in service because the desire to serve was planted in me at an early age.
Lest I present myself as being a selfless person, be assured along the way I’ve been extremely selfish and shamefully self-serving, too. Though I am grateful that my heart harkens back to God and He gives me opportunity after opportunity to be of service. Currently, I’m employed as a ‘public servant’ working for a public health agency. Every day that I show up for work (though have been teleworking 100% over the last months and will continue to for the foreseeable future), I am one of thousands who have dedicated their skills to disease detection and providing guidance to prevent illness and injury.
I’m a person who needs to be inspired and choosing how I spend the best part of my day is important. There’s no lack of inspiration around me on a daily basis both from my work, my family, and friends, and the community of APC. APC’s staff, its members, and friends of the church, are constant sources of inspiration. I need that in my life and am blessed to receive as I try to give of myself.