MARY ELLEN WALSH
CHILDREN'S MINISTRY COORDINATOR
Ministry @ MPNAZARENE:
I became a member of this church several years ago. Areas I have served — the ICRH shelter, PK K-5, Communion and currently as the Children’s Ministry Coordinator.
I am mom to three grown children — Tim, Becky & Luke — who have blessed me with 8 grandchildren in Illinois, Ohio and Michigan (go Blue). I cherish every opportunity to be with any of them. I live with my daughter Becky and her husband, Tobias, and their three children: Calvin, Titus and Lucy. I have a rich life!
I was raised in an Irish Catholic family on the north side of Chicago (having moved there from my birthplace — Green Bay, WI when I was five). I remember always loving God and thinking about ways to serve Him. After marrying, I became part of a Mennonite community in rural Ohio and found out I could have a personal relationship with Jesus and because of that, I could know I would be with Him in heaven! I was baptized as an adult believer and began my new journey. There were major kinks in my journey with Him and I strayed for a time. In 2008, the Holy Spirit settled into my heart and led me to a richer, more spirit-filled and humbling time with our God. He has been gentle, firm, patient and a balm to my soul. As He healed my soul, He also healed my body to get me ready to serve — like I used to think about as a child! However, now, instead of becoming a nun ;), He got me ready to serve the children of our church — caring for, teaching, and discipling them to serve one day (actually nun’s do that too)! So, He gave me the desires of my heart at age 71!!
I LOVE to be with my family, read, watch movies and spend time with good friends. And, of course, I love kids ;)
I am one of eight children.