A Grateful Way of Being

A Grateful Way of Being: Beyond Platitudes, Awkward Prayers and Thank You notes

Most displays of gratitude are transactional in nature. We will be exploring gratitude as a soul-altering force. Cyndy Stiehl will be singing and Colin Welford accompanying a service of joy and inspiration. We look forward to seeing you!

Pastor Dawn was born and raised in Staten Island, New York. She graduated college in the 1970’s, when career options for women were limited. She embarked on a traditional female career in Elementary Education. After a few years, she became restless and wondered where life would take her. That holy restlessness took her to Seminary and pastoral work at a time when women were a rarity in the pulpit. Her adventures in ministry began in the Bronx, New York, continued in the Washington DC suburb of New Carrollton, Maryland, and now, for the last 11 years, in the paradise known as Ephraim. Her husband Bob is the Facilities Manager at Birch Creek Music Center, serves on the Ephraim and Gibraltar fire departments and as a first responder. Their son, Rob, is now gainfully employed (hallelujah!) as a CNC Apprentice in Illinois.  Bob and Dawn are parents to a 4 legged son, Preston, who has them both well-trained!

Service Leader: Henk Wolst — Music: Cyndy Stiehl, Colin Welford