Daddy lived to be 100+years old and was the longest living member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church—87 years. Mother was a Roman Catholic and converted to be one of the best Methodists I know. Needless to say, Emmanuel UMC is my home church, and I am forever grateful for the faith formation it offered. I accepted Christ at the foot of a black and white television at the invitation of Billy Graham on a Saturday afternoon when I was six years old. I felt connection to God from an early age, so it was no surprise when I was called to vocational ministry—just scary! After spending 30+ years as an educator, I decided it was time to attend seminary. I have been in vocational ministry since 2010 and my worst days have given me more joy than my best days in other work environments.
My beloved husband, Rev. Kenneth L. Greene, Jr., has gone to be with our Lord (July 2020). A few of his last words to me were to “live your life.” And so, that is what I am doing with the help of God. Together, we have a son Lance, and daughter, Kelly, and six grandchildren. When I’m relaxing, I’m watching cooking shows on Saturday mornings and the Trinity Broadcasting Network on Saturday evenings for the Gaither Precious Memories program. Sunday afternoons, I enjoy old movies on Turner Classic Movies. I do my best to walk daily, and travel occasionally. I love music of most genres: Southern gospel, classical, easy listening, and good ‘ol 70-80’s pop. I love the fellowship of family and friends. I’m an Austinite and, after having spent many years outside of the city, I am thrilled to be home again serving in an amazing church community.
I have found Westlake UMC to be a faith community striving to live out its call in the world by commitment to God and using the gifts that God has given to each member. Through faithful worship, study, and service, the church has thrived for 50 years in its internal and external communities. The worship is theologically sound, joyful in spirit, the people friendly and accept and extend God’s gift of grace to all who participate. It is truly a “church in the wildwood” on the precipice of the hill country! Come be a part!
- St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas, Education and Sociology (Bachelor of Arts)
- Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, Counselor Education (Master of Arts)
- University of Texas at Austin, Educational Administration (Doctor of Philosophy)
- Southern Methodist University | Perkins School of Theology, Dallas, Texas, (Master of Divinity)