How did you become involved with OCL? I’ve been part of the OCL team since June 2017. Several of my co-workers completed the Our Community Listens class, and I saw the impact the training had on them. I joined OCL as Logistics Leader, and I’ve been enjoying this position on so many levels.
How do you most often find yourself using what you learned in CST? I have learned to quietly listen without trying to form a response. Making the effort to listen to the details that a person reveals can make all the difference in understanding their perspective.
Three things that make me smile: Seeing the transformation in the students by the third day of class makes me smile. This is gratifying work—hearing the testimonials of the students makes my work so fulfilling. Other things that make me smile are playing with my grandchild and caring for my chickens.
My favorite book: My favorite book is the Holy Bible because it is the operator’s manual of life. I have a habit of worrying, and I’ve found that God’s word explains and comforts.