After enduring 18 months of a global pandemic, which is constantly fueled by human behavior, change is being thrusted upon us. Some of it is distressing (who of us enjoys trying to decipher a conversation through a face mask while standing 6 feet apart?); other changes may alter the trajectory of our lives, both personal and communal. Are we ready to make a shift? Can we position ourselves to enter into a new paradigm, appreciating the past but leaning into a new reality?
Pastor Dawn was born and raised in Staten Island, New York. She graduated college in the 1970s, 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.