p: 276.699.2101 ext. 122
About Me — Grew up just up the road in Emory. Did not attend Emory & Henry but say I was raised by Emory & Henry. My father taught in the History Department there for 35 years. The campus was my playground. College professors were my Sunday School teachers at Emory UMC. Lifelong UM (in fact, my grandparents on both sides were in the Methodist family as well).
I am married to David Schoeni, also a lifelong UM, who grew up in Kansas City. He is a professional cellist and loves to ride his bicycle.
What I like to do for fun and relaxation — I like to hike in the mountains and hang out with my husband and our dog named Bowie.
Favorite food — chocolate, lots of chocolate – don’t feel like dessert is worth the calories unless it is chocolate.
Favorite music — Imagine Dragons (the only concert I’ve been to in the past several years where most of the attendees were younger than I am); I grew up going to Carter Family Fold so love Rhythm & Roots; appreciate classical, as well, especially when my husband is playing his cello; have always sung in church choirs, played handbells, I play a little guitar (at least enough for people to sing along).
Favorite vacation spot — camping by a stream in the mountains; Rocky Mountain National Park is where my husband and I got married.
Bible character I most identify with — Esther becasue I am always trying to find the courage to be faithful “for such a time as this”.
Favorite Bible verse — “And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8
What I like best about State Street UMC — It’s commitment to missions locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Working to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
About Me — I moved from Illinois last June to Tennessee. My husband & I went on a few road trips here & fell in love with the scenery and the nice people in the area. I have been happily married for almost 27 years and have a daughter in her 20’s. I am a proud pet parent to 2 Rescue dogs and a cat. My whole family is still in Illinois but I am hoping to slowly move them here to get them closer to me.
What I like to do for fun and relaxation — I love spending time outdoors exploring the beauty around this area. In Illinois we were locked in the house about 5 months out of the year because of the extreme cold, I find so much joy in being able to spend time outside so much more.
Favorite food — Italian & Mexican. Still looking for Chicago Style pizza here with no luck!
Favorite music — Christian contemporary, favorite bands are Rend Collective, All Sons and Daughters, Crowder & We The Kingdom
Favorite vacation spot — Currently my own State now, its nice to be somewhere so pretty, I do not feel like I need to plan a vacation!
Bible character I most identify with — Ruth / because she did not allow her painful past to hold her back from her true purpose, she showed immense Faith to believe God was who he said he was.
Favorite Bible verse — Psalms 139:13-14: “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
What I like best about State Street UMC — I have felt very welcomed here by everyone. People are so kind & helpful.
p: 276.699.2101 ext. 128
About Me — I grew up in Northeastern Ohio as the oldest of six children. I attended Aultman Hospital School of Nursing program in Canton, Ohio. I am an RN with 23 years experience in Obstetrics and four years in Emergency Nursing. For many years, I taught Lamaze classes, and was a Certified Lactation Consultant. My other certifications were in Advanced Life Support, Emergency, Ob/Gyn, and Pediatric Life Support. Since 1999, I have been the Parish Nurse for SSUMC. This has been my most rewarding vocation.
My husband Jack and I have three adult children – Megan, Jimmy, and Evan. My real joy is having five grandchildren to spoil!
What I like to do for fun — I enjoy singing and playing music, reading different genres of books, watching movies, and most especially visiting my grandbabies!
Favorite food — Lemon meringue pie
Favorite music — Classical, broadway hits, and contemporary Christian
Favorite vacation spot — Costa Rica
Biblical character I most identify with — Mary, mother of Jesus. Her willingness to be a vessel for God and be guided by Him inspires me.
Favorite Bible verse — Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God.”
What I like best about State Street UMC — The opportunities for growth in all aspects of spiritual development. The music speaks to my heart and soul, and I love the variety of worship opportunities. Serving the members and visitors of all ages.
Sarah Smith, our parish nurse volunteer has added so much to our ministry.
About Me — I’m a drummer with an affinity for tattoos and fixing things. Most importantly, I put God first in everything I do.
Favorite music — Heavy Metal and Punk Rock
Favorite vacation spot — Charleston, SC
Executive Director Crossroads Medical Mission
About Me — I moved to Bristol from Pennsylvania nearly 30 years ago. I have a BS in Organizational Management and a MA in Community and Organizational Leadership. My professional career has focused primarily in the world of non-profits. I worked for nearly nine years at State Street UMC before beginning my service to Crossroads Medical Mission (2002). I am married to Bob, we have two grown children who live in Bristol, and we are enjoying our two energetic granddaughters.
What I like to do for fun and relaxation — I like to view the world through the eyes of my granddaughters. I also enjoy hiking and reading.
My Favorite Food — Mediterranean food and dark chocolate.
My Favorite Music — I have an eclectic taste in music.
My Favorite Vacation Spot — Hiking in mountains or walking on the beach.
The Bible Character I most identify with — Elizabeth (not in the baby-bearing sense, but in the family support sense!) or Priscilla (creative, skilled at fund-raising and loves the Lord!)
My Favorite Bible Verse — 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 “Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
What I like best about State Street UMC — I love the faithful folks of State Street UMC – their faithfulness to each other, and their faithfulness to mission (especially Crossroads Medical Mission!).
650 Valley Drive
Bristol, VA 24201
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