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Austin College (Humanities)
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Master's)
My name is Sharon. I grew up in a family that considered education to be essential to a child's preparation for life. My father would give as many definitions as possible for any word I asked him about. If he did not feel he had given me enough information about a word, he would go to the dictionary or encyclopedia and look it up. He and my grandmother read aloud to me, and my mother helped with my homework. Through their dedication to learning, they taught me to study deeply for understanding and real knowledge, not just to pass a test or earn a grade.
I graduated from South Garland High School in Garland, Texas (1976), Austin College in Sherman (1980), Texas, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas (1983). I earned a bachelor of arts from Austin College, where I concentrated on humanities, especially Spanish, German, Hebrew and Religion classes. After leaving Austin College, I attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where I concentrated in religious education and earned a master of religious education. My internship was spent at Buckner Baptist Benevolences Children's Home in Dallas, Texas, where I worked for one-and-one-half years as a houseparent in the emergency shelter. My work at the children's home helped me gain insight into the needs of children with various challenges, and helped equip me to meet many of those needs with compassion and efficiency.
While at Buckner, I married the love of my life, Dr. Kevin, a family practice physician, and began a family. We raised four children, one of whom is adopted, and I became a stay at home mom who continued to do volunteer work through the local church. In Mexia, I served as preschool Sunday School director, taught Preschool Choir and Vacation Bible School and sang in the adult choir at the First Baptist Church. We attended that church for about 5 1/2 years before moving to another town.
In 1993, My husband and I were asked to join the board of Cecil Williamson Ministry in Evangelism in Starkville Mississippi. We have traveled on short term mission trips through the years, and I gained valuable first hand understanding of and appreciation for various cultures and people groups through these experiences. Countries I have visited through this ministry include Nigeria, Ghana, Russia and India.
I have also traveled to Ukraine for the Barnabus Foundation to lecture on Bible topics in various churches. I traveled to Palau and Mexico with the Nazarene Church as well.
Currently, I teach Sunday School and run the sound system at First Congregational Methodist Church in Texarkana, Arkansas, where my husband, who recently retired from his clinic, is pastoring. I am also the Women's Missionary Society President for the North Texas area of the Congregational Methodist Church.
We live only a few blocks from the Congregational Methodist Church, and since have just recently retired as office manager for my husband's clinic, I have some time to tutor. The fellowship hall of the church building is available during weekdays, and would be an excellent place to meet for lessons.
A child who discovers the world of reading can transcend the boundaries of his or her own small world and become a global citizen with an amazing capacity for imagining solutions to the problems we face as a world, as a nation, or as individuals. Who knows what one person with education and insight can accomplish?!
My name is Sharon. I grew up in a family that considered education to be essential to a child's preparation for life. My father would give as many definitions as possible for any word I asked him about. If he did not feel he had given me enough information about a word, he would go to the dictionary or encyclopedia and look it
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I have a Masters degree from Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Fr. Worth.
I teach Sunday School. I have traveled to several countries on short term mission trips, for Cecil Williamson Ministry in Evangelism and The Barnabus Foundation.