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MISSION DEVELOPER
missiondeveloper@sttlc.org


Hello! My name is Jeniffer Tillman, and I was born by the ocean. I am the second of three children raised by two Manhattanites and a nonagenarian from Harlem. I spent my early childhood in Savannah, Georgia before relocating to a booming small town called Lawrenceville, GA just above Atlanta. I attended and graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and a Minor in Theater. I have a thousand call stories for why I became a Pastor, but I’ve only one story which stands as my reason for going to Seminary. I pipelined from UGA to Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, California where I spent three years engaging with rigorous theological pursuit and spiritual/ practical application of my craft. I spent my Teaching Parish at United Lutheran Church in Oakland, CA and worked as a Short Order Cook/ Sous-Chef for the Seminary and a Helper for an aging artist at a Nursing Home on Alameda Island in Northern California. My education included a summer as a solo Chaplain in Downtown Atlanta at the Training and Counseling Center at St. Luke’s, a semester as a Prison Chaplain at San Quentin, and a year as a solo Chaplain for Lutheran Social Services New York Alliance for four Section 8 residential apartments in the Bronx and Brooklyn. I held three internships as a Vicar for Inner City Ministry at Transfiguration Lutheran Church located in the South Bronx, NY, for Campus Ministry at University Lutheran Church in affiliation with Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA, and finally for a Rural Ministry organized Mission Development site at Nativity Lutheran Church in Bethlehem, GA. I was invited to be a Supply Pastor at Shepherd of the Valley in Juneau, Alaska for a minister on Sabbatical in Malaysia. While serving SOV, I participated in a mission trip to a sister-site congregation in Whitehorse, Canada. I was approved for ordination and spent the following year as a Young Adult in Global Mission in Madagascar, where I served as an English Teacher, a Journalist, and Junior Editor for an FLM Youth Magazine. I returned to the States to become a Mission Developer for West Central Rensselaer County Lutheran Parish. I like music, Pinterest, hockey, thrift stores. In my free time, I enjoy exploring libraries and bookstores, going to the beach to see the ocean, volunteering at local animal shelters, and writing a story whenever I can.

SECRETARY
office@sttlc.org

 

 

Rebecca Gaudino is the secretary for West Central Rensselaer County Lutheran Parish and has been a member of St. Timothy Lutheran Church for over 10 years along with her two teenaged boys, Anthony and Alex.  Rebecca works as the secretary for another local church, and is a music teacher currently substituting in the East Greenbush School District.

 

 

PARISH NURSE

Liz Macris graduated from Russell Sage College in 1961 with a B.S. degree in Nursing.

Following graduation was employed in hospitals including Rochester, NY and Ohio. Past employment includes “charge” evening & night shift of Med-Surg. floor at Strong Memorial Hospital and “charge” evenings & staff duties in Obstetrics at Good Samaritan Hospital in Ashland, Ohio. I also worked part-time on medical floor of Rochester General after children born & we had returned to Rochester.
 
I served in Home Care a total of 20 years, in Oswego and Rensselaer County Health Depts. Part of my experience in Oswego County was being responsible for 7 labor camps; started 1st discharge planning program in Oswego Hospital for the County working within 2 Social Services Departments [ city and county]; and initiating the 1st Expectant Parents Classes [2 series ].

Prior to becoming a parish nurse, I was employed at Seton Health (St. Mary’s Hospital) doing pre and post op. teaching and early discharge planning for persons coming in for surgeries. This was under a 5 year grant program to improve outcomes for surgical patients and to decrease length of stay.

I studied energy work for over 10 years, becoming certified in HTT through Healing Touch International, in Colorado. Since that I have been re-certified twice.

My private practice includes Parish Nursing as part of Seton Health’s “Faith Based Community Nursing” serving at West Central Rensselaer County Lutheran Parish in North Greenbush, and serving as a Healing Touch Practitioner for Church members as well as private clients.

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