It is with great joy to serve the congregation of Port Orange Christian Church and the local community through the Shepherd’s Hope Ministry. As a Shepherd’s Hope Leader, I have had the privilege of training each new group of Lay Ministry Counselors, with a team of Christians who truly feel called to serve others. Our mission is to bring Christ to people in need, through caring, prayer and support.

My background is 50 years in Nursing. I am a newly retired Family Nurse Practitioner with sub-specialties in pediatrics and geriatrics. Additionally, I have served over 30 years educating nurses in the hospital setting and at university level for nurses training at associate through master’s level practice. My doctorate is in curriculum, instruction and nursing program development. I truly love teaching this course and sharing my experience with the candidates. God has truly blessed me and I am grateful to our Pastor and staff for their ongoing support.