An ordained UCC minister, Elizabeth has served churches in Rhode Island and western Colorado. She currently lives in Colorado Springs, where she provides chaplaincy services to persons residing in assisted living facilities and tutors in math, English, ESL, science, and music (piano). She is a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ and serves as a Stephen Minister, member of the Minister in Discernment Committee, and coordinator for the Visitation Ministry. This past summer she filled the role of Interim Associate Minister through the three-month sabbatical of their Associate Minister.
The call to ministry first came to Elizabeth in her teens, but it was not until her early retirement from a 30-year career in engineering consultancy that she finally answered that call. She earned her MDiv from Andover Newton Theological School in Boston, MA, served as the Associate Minister at Newman United Church of Christ in Providence, RI, and as a chaplain at the Massachusetts State Psychiatric Hospital in Worcester, MA.
In addition to her ministerial service, Elizabeth has developed and led women’s and youth retreats and service projects, citizen participation programs, and focus group discussions on white privilege, as well as professional experience in teaching, project/program management, business development, contract management, and project correction efforts. She is deeply interested in issues related to social and environmental justice.
On the personal side, Elizabeth enjoys reading, writing, painting, hiking, camping, golfing, skiing, and traveling (time permitting). She is incredibly grateful for her three children, their spouses, her eight grandchildren, and having had the opportunity to live, work, and experience the people and cultures in nine states and three other countries. Elizabeth is available for pulpit supply and interim assignments on Colorado’s front range and Utah.