Debbie has been an active member of the First United Church Sherkston family for over 30+ years when she began attending in preparation for her own Confirmation classes. Since then she has shared her love of music by becoming the church organist and choir director for 25+ years. Debbie became a Licensed Lay Worship Leader (LLWL) with the United Church of Canada after she offered to share a message with the congregation on a Sunday when the regular Minister was on holidays and a replacement was just not available.
Debbie believes that there truly is ‘no place like home’ and she has been a long time resident of the Sherkston-Ridgeway community. She is a recently retired Secondary School Teacher with the District School Board of Niagara, having served most of her 26 years working as a Family Studies Teacher at Ridgeway-Crystal Beach High School, having the opportunity to teach and impact the lives of thousands of young people during her career.
She has confessed that her passions include: learning about God and trying to walk with Him daily; serving her church in whatever areas are needed; working with and serving others; enjoying the great outdoors and gardening; cooking and baking; and reading on her front porch with a good cup of tea.