I am proud to say that I am a doctoral graduate student at the University of New Mexico, almost directly across the street, due east in fact, from St. Thomas of Canterbury in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UNM. I must say that being a full-time graduate student at UNM and being a member of the Vestry at St. Thomas of C has been keeping me quite busy. I must say that I have never known a happier and more fulfilling time in my life!
More specifically, I am on the Stewardship committee at St. Thomas of Canterbury, working with the Diocesan office on fundraising for our church. I am also on the Buildings and Grounds committee. I have had much prior experience with this, having essentially been a gardener and landscape architect with my former church of St. Joseph’s Episcopal in Buena Park, California. That adventure began with my father being junior warden there in the early- to mid-1970s when the Rev. Edward S. Little (now Bishop Little) was rector at that time. I believe in God’s beauty through environmental greenery and the great outdoors. Where’s Walt Whitman and John Muir when you need them to explain this?!
I am also president of the Canterbury Campus Ministry on the UNM campus. I am happy to report that we share a common bond with our fellow Lutherans at Luther House with Pastor Bre Roberts on UNM’s campus. (For those of you who may not know, the Episcopal and the Lutheran Churches share a common ecclesiastical concordat.) Yes, we invite all members of the UNM community to participate in our fellowship. Members of our parish have even begun having a weekday, noon-time service on the campus of UNM in the Alumni Chapel.
Buildings and Grounds