In my position at APS I have counseled many women facing crisis pregnancies. Since I have been in crisis myself and I have struggled with financial issues and relationships, I can relate to what many of these women are going through. I also know that God is faithful and the Rock that will never shift or change. It is my privilege to serve at APS as a volunteer counseling supervisor.
With my retirement in 2010 from my career as a high school librarian, my time and my responsibilities and rewarding experiences at APS have increased. My commitment to helping women in crisis pregnancies has been and is still high. I am also the Ohio Benefit Bank administrator for APS. The Ohio Benefit Bank is an online program to check for potential eligibility for various state and federal programs. It includes assisting clients in submitting their state and federal tax forms online.
Even after 30 years in the helping profession, my passion is still
working with women. I have learned much through the struggles
and journey of my own life and believe we are to pass on to other
women the things we have learned.
I’ve worked as a secretary, part-time instructor at the University of Akron in the School of Family & Consumer Sciences, and as a direct sales consultant for an international company. I’ve enjoyed all of these opportunities, but count it a privilege to work with the great staff at APS. Many have been in the same circumstances as our clients find themselves in and I admire their ability to identify with and encourage the women and men that we see here.
As the counseling specialist at APS my favorite part is seeing women’s lives being transformed so that they become all they are created to be. I am here to provide a safe place for them to come and unpack questions they have about life, family and past hurts. It is an honor to journey with them for a season.
I am a wife and a mother of two. God has opened doors for me at APS to use my past experiences to encourage others. Being in the counseling room I have learned to be a better listener, speak without judgement and Love others the way God has loved me. One person can change a life, and ones life can change a person.
I love my wife. She has a cat. The cat don’t like me.