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|Title||Librarian & CM Resource Leader , EC Assistant|
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|Bio||Julie and her husband, Bob have been married over 35 years. They have three adult children and ten grandbabies ages 1-10 living in Gresham, Tigard and Albany.
Julie started as the part-time librarian for Good Shepherd School and Church 13 years ago. In 2008, Julie added additional responsibilities with the Children's Ministry Resource Team, 4's & 5's, and as a shopper for Children's Ministry. .
Julie loves to play her flute for church, weddings, funerals, and live theater. She has played her flute as an accompanist and in the orchestra since she started attending Good Shepherd. She is an avid reader and loves to cook. In addition to these hobbies, Julie has a love of gardening, canning and preserving anything she can get her hands on. Julie and Bob spend time away rock hounding and hiking on wilderness trails. Julie also enjoys caneoing, snowshoeing, and going on long walks.
Julie has a loud hair-trigger ear piercing scream, if surprised or frightened. She's been knocked over by three sneaker waves at the Oregon Coast in the past four years (even though she feels like she's ever so careful). Julie loves parties of any kind and absolutely loves meeting new people. Her husband taught her to swim six years ago. She would rather eat fish and vegetables, than sweets.
Julie's grandfather shared the verse in Psalms saying "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in the time of trouble or testing" after Julie apologized to him for stealing a note pad from his house. She went to church, taught Sunday School (changing the curriculum if she didn't like what the church wanted her to teach(she was very dishonest, disrespectful and sullen through her teen years. It wasn't until she married Bob that she began to understand agape love...love without conditions. When their third child was born with serious birth conditions, the most visible being a facial disfigurement, Julie realized that she couldn't control her medical/emotional needs or cope without God infiltrating every part of her being. Julie has so appreciated that fact that God loved her enough to pursue her, bringing her into obedience and joy, through a very difficult circumstance.