When Amy and her family moved to Portland in 2010, they planned to visit all the Episcopal churches before choosing their new spiritual home. They started with Trinity and never made it to another parish.
Amy’s first contribution to the cathedral community began on the floor in the basement, because that’s where the magic happens~presenting Godly Play. Putting her M.Ed. to use, she soon joined the Family Commission. A near decade later, she still finds gratification being a part of the team focused on the spiritual formation of young people. Working with this commission led to participating in many a Sauce On, a beloved community gathering and fundraiser.
Amy has been a part of and even once chaired the Annual Giving Campaign. She has served as a member of the Vestry Selection Committee & as a Sunday Lector. As a Sunday Host she gives her smile and warm welcome to everyone, which feels like the true measure of her creation, but the Trinity title she holds most dear is that of Choir Mom (an unofficial post). Her two children, Brooklyn & Jack, first sang in the Children’s Choir and then grew to sing with the Choristers (Trinity Choir School). Being a part of the musical training for youth resulted in a much-appreciated invitation to the Music Commission.
The most recent service Amy has embraced is through the Outreach Commission where she sits at table with the guests who come for the Wednesday lunch. Befriending those who live outdoors has enriched her life immeasurably. For the past two years, she has represented Trinity Outreach Commission on the Executive Board of Lift-Up Portland, a non-profit that offers fresh and healthy food to our neighbors.
In the fall of 2022, she learned the real definition for the word pilgrimage on a trip to the Holy Land. This spiritual expedition transitioned her faith from, “What a great story” to “Wow, I think this all really happened.” She also learned invaluable life lessons on a different sort of Trinity excursion to Nicaragua where she built sustainable latrines.
Professionally, Amy implements her MA in French as a part time substitute at the French International School of Oregon. Personally, her greatest joy is time with her family. Together they ski, hike, travel and are proud Timbers season ticket holders.