After graduating from Purdue in 2015 I was accepted into Duke Divinity School for my Master’s degree. I graduated in May of 2018 and have been enjoying being back in my native state. Originally I’m from Frankfort, IN and I am the oldest daughter of Ron and Sherry Pritchett with two younger siblings (Elizabeth and Daniel). Kyle Gonzales and I started dating during my time at Duke Divinity School and we became engaged on May 24, 2018. Due to my schoolwork and his job we gained a lot of experience in communication and handling long distance.
The church has always been a part of my life. I was raised United Methodist: sitting with my grandparents and siblings in the family pew while my parents sang in the choir, attending Sunday School, and joining in with youth group activities up until I started attending Purdue. There have been ups and downs in my faith journey, but through it all God has been a constant voice of reassurance and encouragement.
Favorite Book: Current favorite for relaxing is The Art of Arranging Flowers by Lynne Branard
Favorite Sports Team: Purdue University
Favorite Vacation Destination: Smoky Mountains
Favorite Local Restaurant/coffee shop: Any place with a good cup of tea and chocolate croissants
What is your most memorable moment to-date at St. Mark’s UMC?
Prior to starting at St. Marks, I received a bouquet of flowers from my new church family in congratulations for my graduation. I was being shown hospitality and kindness before I even officially started at St. Mark’s UMC, which meant a lot.
What most excites you about the future of St. Mark’s UMC?
I am excited to see how we will continue to grow and foster relationships with the world beyond the church. St. Mark’s UMC is mission-minded and I am eager to see how we will continue to live out God’s call on our lives.