Spotlight: Vestry Persons of the Month

Jennifer Cook: April Vestry Person of the Month

Jennifer began attending All Saints’ in 2010 after being invited by several people she knew who were already members. She was immediately drawn to the warm, welcoming environment and the authenticity of the members. Jennifer was confirmed at All Saints’ in 2012 and married her husband, Chris, here in 2014. She now enjoys singing in the choir, coordinating the annual Chili Cook-off, and assisting with Tour de Saints. Jennifer teaches chorus and music appreciation at Cox Mill High School and enjoys camping, hiking, and spending quality time with family and friends. 

Share about your field of work. What do you enjoy about your vocation? I work at Cox Mill High School, where I teach chorus and music appreciation and serve as the music director for our musical theatre productions. I enjoy sharing my love of music with others and watching my students develop the skills necessary for lifelong enjoyment of music and independent music making.  

Share about an interesting trip you’ve taken. Where did you go & how did it impact you? In July 2022, my husband Chris and I bought a teardrop camper and drove to the factory in Wisconsin to pick it up. Afterwards, we spent two weeks camping, hiking, and sightseeing along the coast of Lake Michigan. Since then we’ve spent 60 nights in our camper and have traveled to Maine, Florida, and many places in between!

Beth Simpson: March Vestry Person of the Month

Beth has been a member of All Saints’ for over 40 years. She married her husband Bob at All Saints’ and their three children were baptized, confirmed, and grew up here. Beth has served in a number of ministries over the years, including teaching Sunday School, the Outreach Ministry, various Country Fair committees, the Tour de Saints, CCM board representative, Altar Guild, and Garden Committee. As a member of the vestry, Beth holds fast to the church’s vision of “Loving Like God Loves” and strives to continue our mission of being “Disciples making Disciples for Jesus.”

Do you have a favorite sport to play? I am a runner. I enjoy the fellowship of friends while I run. I enjoy the solitude when I run. I love running in races with 30,000 of my running friends. I love when my run comes to an end.

Share an interesting trip you’ve taken. Where did you go & how did it impact you? In 2018, I was privileged to be part of a small group that had an after-hours private tour of the National Museum of African American History in D.C. With no crowds, our tour guide was able to spend time educating us on the history of slavery and the impact not only on those who were enslaved, but also on our developing country. We still live with the impact today and this visit was so very educational for me, opening my eyes to what I had not seen or known.