Peace to you from Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
the Saints gathered at Moxham Lutheran Church,
I am honored
to be appointed to serve as your interim pastor and I look forward to meeting
you soon. I thought that you might
want to know a little about me, so I am including a brief biographical sketch.
I was born
and have lived in Virginia for most of my life.
I grew up in Salem, Virginia, which is the center of all things Lutheran
because the Virginia Synod offices and many of the ministries of the church are
As a young
woman, I felt the call to ministry within the church but was unable to pursue
this calling due to lack of resources and support. Therefore,
I chose a different path of ministry, nursing. As
a Registered Nurse, I was able to minister to the physical and emotional needs
of others for many years. I earned a
Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Old Dominion University in 2006. As
I considered continuing my education, I realized that the opportunity for
pursuing my call to ministry as a pastor had arrived. I
enrolled at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in 2008 and graduated in May
I am coming
to you from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia where I have served for five years
as the pastor of three congregations that make up the River of Life partnership
in Page County.
I have been a
member of the International Network of Biblical Storytellers. I
love the challenge of telling the old, old story by heart, from the heart. I
have enjoyed working with community groups such as the Cub Scouts, Grace House
(a recovery house for women suffering from addiction), and with Page One, a
community ministry to the poor of Page County.
I am married
to Doug Diamond, have three adult children (Jeanne, Ben, and David) and five
grandchildren (Dahlia, Gabe, Sonny, Levi, and Riley). Doug also has three adult
children (Joshua, Aaron and Gabrielle). We will be bringing another member of
our family with us, Snork, our adorable Boston terrier who rescued us from a
life of boredom a few years ago.
reading, traveling, being in the great outdoors, visiting art museums, singing,
am excited by the opportunity to combine the gifts and experiences that God have
given to me with the gifts that you enjoy at Moxham. Doug
and I look forward to meeting you and joining you in service to Our Lord.