Vickie Hicks was raised on Aquidneck Island and her family on both sides, and going far back, are Newporters, so she has a great affection for the town, its history, and people. She was raised in the Roman Catholic faith, but converted to the Episcopal faith in her college years and was received into the Church a few years later. Since then, Vickie has been a member of the Episcopal churches in the communities where she has lived during her adult life. The schools where she spent her years as a teacher were all schools that incorporated Christian faith, and most, in the Anglican tradition. Vickie moved around a bit during her working years, but on retirement moved back to Middletown, where she resides with her husband Ted, at least half of the year. What drew her to Emmanuel specifically were the warm and engaging words and manners of our “vicar,” Mother Anita “as well as the parishioners, who have been most welcoming as I’ve learned my way about.” Vickie is looking to contribute in any way possible to the successful life and spirit of the church. Given her years spent in the teaching profession, she is most interested in adult Christian education, particularly in what scripture has to say to the present day about how we should live if our intention is to know, love and be of service to our God and faith. Vicki is in a place in her own spiritual journey where she wants to be part of a body that seeks to grow in faith and service, emphasizing love for our neighbors and gathering for worship and prayer. She helped lead our Bible Study in 2018. Vickie is serving the second year of her term as Vestry At Large.