Courtney grew up on Long Island and her first arrival to Rhode Island was during Architecture School at Roger Williams University in 1987. Upon graduation she pursued her career for two years in San Francisco and then for 20 years in Manhattan. During her Manhattan time she was continually drawn to Newport and frequently spent weekends in Newport. She became a full time resident in Newport four years ago. She was fortunate to have two friends who introduced her to Emmanuel. She felt right at home immediately and wanted to make Emmanuel a prominent part of her life. Courtney was confirmed an Episcopalian by the Bishop on October 30, 2016. One of her favorite activities at Emmanuel is Bible study. She has been able to get to know some of her Emmanuel family intimately through this practice. She also enjoys being part of the Altar Guild and a co-chair of Episcopal Charities. She is honored to be considered to fill Vestry at Large, and looks forward to becoming of service to Emmanuel Church and to be a team player with all the parishioners! Courtney is serving her third year of her term on Vestry At Large.