The Growing Years….


        I was born the 4th child of seven of parents who were faithful. We were not the poorest people on the block but by no means were we the richest. My parents worked hard mum at home and at times working a summer job or taking in other’s children my dad often working two jobs to just make ends meet. Our extended family included grandparents, lots of aunts and uncles and too many cousins to count. Everyone knew the “Ward Family.” In the late 60’s my dad bought a poultry farm and we began the adventure of farming as a way to provide for all of us and most often for others. Mother could be heard saying, “one more mouth to feed is just another potato in the pot.” Generosity and hard work was the way of life modeled for us.

July 11, 1969 was the day I will never forget, it is the day I committed my life to Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. From as early as age 3, I desired to know who God was and as the Gospel message was shared with a group of children in a summer vacation Bible school, I committed my heart to a faithful, loving God whom I came to know as “Abba Father.” I have committed my life to serving Him and His purposes since that time.

Life Verse…

“I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live, yet not I but Christ lives in me, and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God who gave Himself for me.”  Holy Bible ~ Galatians 2:20


Personal Life…

Wife - 27 years

Mother - 25 years - two daughters

Mother-in-law - 5 years to a fabulous guy - Sam - our son whom we love!

Grandmother - 4 years - two grandsons for now ~ blessed are they whose quiver is full~



Educational Experience…

    Belfast Area High School - Class of 1976 graduated with Honors - Business
    Zion Bible Institute - Certificate of Christian Education- & Evangelical Teacher Training Association - Certificate - Class of 1980
    Graduateof Professional Christian Counseling and Coaching Academy
    CertifiedChristian Life Coach - www.pccca.com


Additional Trainings….

    Non-Verbal Communication

    Visual-Gestural Communication Series

    Late Deafened and Hard of Hearing Conference

    HighImpact Communication Skills for Women

    Stress, Job Burnout and Learning Styles

    MANDT

    Practical Coaching Skills for Managers: Tips and Techniques for Effective Coaching

    The Office Assistant

    American Association of Christian Councilors - Caring For People God’s Way I & II, certificate in lay counseling



Employment …

    Administrative Assistant - Developmental Disabilities Services
    CEO - Ladies of Destiny - Professional and Personal Life Coaching Practice
    Communications Coordinator - Family Support Services - serving six counties
    Office Assistant - funeral home
    Remedial Reading - public school
    Substitute Teacher - elementary grades - Private School
    Secretary - Senior Pastor Office(s) - six years
    School Secretary - Private School


Ministry life…

    Church Clerk
    Christian Education Director
    Co-Director of His Hands Ministry - (Puppet & Clown ministry)
    CEO of Ladies of Destiny
    Director of Helping Hands Food Ministry
    Director of Puppet & Clown Ministry - five years - Family/children crusades
    Sunday school Teacher - all age groups
    Sunday School Superintendent
    Women’s Ministry Vice-President


Interests/Hobbies…

    Reading
    Teaching/Coaching
    Enjoying the sight and smell of the ocean
    Crafts - Primitive/Early Americana
    Going out to dinner with family and friends
    Most of all…leading others to Christ as Savior
    Next to most of all…holding hands with my true love ~”Jeffrey”
    Next to next to most of all…being with our “kids”, the joy of our lives, without whom life would be void of the most intense love and opportunity for growth.


My Favorite places…

    In the presence of my Lord and Savior
    Coast of Maine - Marshall Point, Port Clyde

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