meet kerrie!

MY ROLE AT CHURCH ON THE HILL

I have been blessed with the 20+ years of employment at Church on the Hill that have granted me the opportunity to take part in several different roles. Within the first decade of my employment, I played the role of secretary/receptionist, office manager and ministry assistant. October 2017 marks 10 years in the role of “Finance Specialist”.  I feel honored to have been entrusted with this huge responsibility. Some of what this role entails is managing both accounts receivable and payables, bank reconciliation, assistance in financial reporting, facilitating employee benefits and preparing reports for the church board and stewardship committee.

 

MY FAMILY

My husband Steve and I have been married for 46 years! We have 3 awesome adult children. Our 2 married sons, Chad and Brady, and daughter Stephanie, whom God brought to us from Korea when she was 22 months old. God continued his blessing of family by giving us 5 beautiful granddaughters. Payton at 17 has a huge passion softball, Madelyn at 14 is cheerleading, Taylor at 11 is playing volleyball, Ellie and Dylan at 8 are taking dance and playing soccer.

 

MY BACKGROUND

I am the oldest of 5 girls. My father was a life-long learner with a doctorate in education. My mother was the best example of anyone I know of a “domestic engineer”. I was born in Idaho but have spent most of my life in Oregon. I grew up in a Christian-like home and our family attended the Presbyterian Church. I occasionally attended the Nazarene Church with friends. It wasn’t until I was married that my husband shared with me the importance of having a personal relationship with Jesus for my eternal salvation that I became a Christian. I am so, so grateful for God’s gift of salvation and God’s gift of my husband Steve who brought me to that knowledge.

 

MY DREAM VACATION WOULD BE

I am going to say a week in Maui, though I have never been there. I love the idea of taking in the beauty of the island and relaxing but also having an array of things to do.

 

SOME OF MY HOBBIES ARE

I enjoy being creative. I love thinking of ways to enhance our living spaces at home and most always have a painting or decorating project in the works! I enjoy doing the same thing outside our house in landscaping.

 

MY FAVORITE TEAM TO CHEER FOR IS

The Michigan State Spartans as my father was a professor there and most of my Michigan family have or do attend there. McMinnville High School Grizzlies as my granddaughter, Madelyn cheers for them.

  

MY FAVORITE MOVIE IS 

I love inspirational movies, and if they are true stories it is all the better. “Miracles from Heaven” come to mind as when my granddaughters are over, they are always asking to watch that movie. I also like light-hearted, funny movies and the TV series “This Is Us”.

 

MY FAVORITE BOOK IS.

It has always been difficult for me in my free time, to sit long enough to really get into a book. The Bible is obviously my favorite book, along with devotionals.

 

MY MOST REWARDING ACTIVITY OUTSIDE OF WORK IS

The most rewarding activities for me are those activities I believe are God given and part of the legacy that will be handed down to my children, grandchildren and beyond. I love to speak into the lives of my granddaughters by living life with them!