"Rain or shine, I’ll be there to welcome you on Sunday mornings! FCC West Haven is my spiritual home. I was baptized and confirmed here and have been volunteering since then. I was asked to be a deacon in 2012, and served as a youth deacon in high school. I have laughed, cried, and met lifelong friends here, and now I’m working as the social media coordinator with my friends Courtney and Jessica! The people at FCC West Haven helped me along my life’s journey, specifically Revs. Kathryn King, Kim Cartwright, and Charlene Bruce, who supported me in discerning the call to ministry ... In my personal statements for applying to divinity school, I wrote about my hope to be able to bring other churches through the process of revitalization and encourage them to act on social justice issues. In my service as a deacon, I have promoted change, assisted with creating worship services, and visited homebound members. Although there are many ways to spiritually care for others, I find that living on the growing edge of Christianity is the most radical and effective place to be Christ’s servant in the service of others. My experiences as a churchgoer, volunteer, and queer person made me realize the boundless interconnectedness of all. We are spiritually connected through human experience, and although there are many ways to say it, through the lens of Christianity specifically, all are welcome at Christ’s table. Whether you are male, female, somewhere in between, whether you are black, white, brown, or a little bit of each, queer, straight, or not quite sure yet, old, young, or not defined by years, rich, poor, or middle or working class, and whether you’re doubting, still finding yourself, or a lifelong believer, I look forward to meeting you on Sunday morning!"