When you are not performing your board duties for Push The Rock, how do you spend your time? (provide a short look at your profession and free time activities)
I enjoy my job as a Commercial Relationship Manager for Covenant Bank in Doylestown, PA. When I am not working, I like to hike, bike, garden, travel, play tennis, do crafts and much more….and all of these activities are enjoyed most when joined by family and friends….especially my husband, three sons, two daughters-in-law and soon to be five grandchildren. I love being a wife, mom, and grandma.
Exact name of your degree, if applicable
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Sales and Marketing
Name of educational institution, if applicable
DeSales University and Messiah College
Top three or four “mountain peaks” from your career prior to your current position, if applicable.
I just enjoy getting to know my clients, understanding their businesses, and helping them meet their banking needs. I’ve been a commercial lender/relationship manager for about three decades, so I have had the privilege of experiencing many “highs” with my clients as they’ve pursued and reached their business goals and dreams.
Your history with sports, again top three or four mountain peaks.
Well… I lettered in tennis and lacrosse all three years of high school, and I played two years of volleyball at Messiah College. But my mountain peaks in sports have actually been experienced while cheering on my husband and my three sons in their numerous athletic endeavors. I have so many special memories from pee wee soccer in PA through professional basketball in France. Now, as an empty nester, I am looking forward to continuing to support my husband in his coaching career and to seeing what sports my grandchildren will embrace.
How did you become a Christ follower?
I was blessed to have been raised in a Christian home. But my earliest memory of truly understanding my need for a savior and then committing my life to Christ was at a campfire service while attending a Christian youth camp at the age of 12.
One word answer: God is teaching me about [blank] right now?
In what year did you join the board for Push The Rock?
You wouldn’t believe me if I told you I was in the crowd at [famous sporting event]. (Share your story)
In the mid eighties, I sat in the first row, just a few feet from the sidelines, during a tennis match between Jimmy Connors and Henri Leconte. They were playing in the Hamlet Challenge Cup (Long Island, NY) which was a warm-up tournament for the US Open.
If I could play on a Field of Dreams (or court or pitch or course), I would want to play against [famous athlete from another era].
I would enjoy playing against any famous athlete who lets his or her game do the talking. I understand the intensity of emotions when playing sports competitively, and I have tremendous respect for those athletes who can control their words and their body language, while playing as hard and as focused as they possibly can. A professional tennis player at a Grand Slam Event (maybe Margaret Court) or a quarterback in a Super Bowl (maybe Kurt Warner) would be my first choices.
I learned my best lesson about sportsmanship at age [blank]. I learned [tell the lesson]
Bucket List Sporting Event Answer: Men’s Final of Wimbledon, a Super Bowl (preferably with the Eagles in it) or Olympic Ice Skating. Sportsmanship Lesson Answer: My Dad really enjoyed sports, and he had three girls, so we were all a bit “tomboyish.” I am pretty sure there were a few seasons when my one sister and I could tell you the batting averages of every player in the Phillies’ starting line up 🙂 I believe my Dad taught us at a young age that success requires commitment and hard work, and that it is best to concentrate on the things you can control….like your effort and your attitude.
My favorite Push The Rock story of a life God changed is:
I’ve heard so many wonderful and heartwarming Push the Rock stories. But my favorite is probably that of my husband and my middle son, Brett. They returned from a Push the Rock trip to Russian and Romania (over 15 years ago) with a much stronger burden for those without Christ in their lives and with a deeper gratitude for their own lives in Christ and in America.
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