Joining TUCW has been a little bit like finding my way back home.
I joined a UU community in northern NJ in the mid 1980s, seeking a place that would provide a spiritual foundation for my young children as they started their journeys in the world.
What I found back then, and still find now, as I look for a firm foundation under my own feet, are values that resonate with me. And I have been so touched by the people here at TUCW who have opened doors to me, and who have reached out to this “newbie” with open arms and open hearts. (and it’s kind of an amazing testament to TUCW’s use of technology… this sense of connection and belonging started entirely through ZOOM!)
I tiptoed into involvement here at TUCW with a simple call with David Vita, who provided such a very personal sense of connection, giving me the courage to take a next step, a small step with just a hike with the hiking group, and then a Sunday evening “Connection” chat, and now as the months have flown by, I’m deeply enriched through my Soul Matters group, I’m stretching through my involvement with Voices Café, I’m challenged in my work with the Leadership Development team, and I’m still connecting with my fellow hikers… I’m feeling the comforts, care and connections a spiritual home.
My personal journey includes a resume of many years as a Human Resources professional, and I’m still working in this field as a consultant, as well as a bit of volunteering, from a board position with a Women Business Owners Association, to a northern NJ town role on the Planning and Zoning Board, to volunteer roles a local Y and at the Central Unitarian Church in Paramus NJ. My resume also includes some fun activities including scuba diving, skiing, golf, yoga, hiking, and, most importantly these days, grandparenting of five wonderful young grandkids!
I am grateful that my life’s journey has led me here, to Connecticut, and to TUCW, where I have found my way home, and I am grateful for all the open hearts around me here.