Glenna is honored to be nominated as a member of the Vestry at Emmanuel Church. The following is a brief description of my life experiences which I believe best captures where my interests have taken me over the years. In turn, I look forward to getting to know the members of the Vestry and the parish at large, better.
I have lived in California, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Whereas my daughter Christina was born at Newport Hospital, my son Willis was born in Pasadena, California where I lived for 18 years and was a member of the Pasadena Art Workshop Council. As a member, we taught art classes, free of charge, once a week to neighborhood children as well as planning and executing fund raisers to highlight art and artists in the Pasadena area. In every other capacity I was busy raising our two children! Both Christina and Willis live on the west coast. I’m in frequent contact with both of them on the phone and on Zoom and look forward to seeing them when it is safer to fly this summer.
Since returning to the east coast, I have taught fourth grade at St George School in Westport, and was a skills lab teacher at Dartmouth Middle School. I have also worked as a realtor in the south coast area of Massachusetts.
I began attending service at Emmanuel during the summer of 2019 and this past Fall Della asked if I would like to assist Catherine Curtis with the Hydroponic lettuce Project which is very rewarding. Soon, a second table will be up and functioning and we hope to expand the lettuce production and grow another vegetable. All produce grown through this project is given to the MLK Center.