Term expires 2019. Although a Buckeye by birth and matriculation, Charlottesville has been home since 1985. Christ Church too has been my spiritual home for more than 15 years. The gentle rhythm of the liturgy with the constant, consistent message of grace through word, action, and music have grounded me and continue to help me grow in my faith. Professional opportunities drew me to Virginia. As an early childhood special educator with the Hospital Education Program at the University of Virginia, I am able to provide education and developmental services to infants and families in the inpatient setting. Being part of a family’s life at such a vulnerable time is certainly a privileged presence.