Loren Wilkerson, Connections Director
I was raised in Frederick, Maryland, by a family who knew of and believed in God but was not walking with Jesus. My grandparents had a very close relationship with Jesus though, and the rest of us were blessed by their faith more than they probably ever knew. When I was in my early 20’s, my father started going to church and then asked me to come as well. I had always loved to sing and enjoyed singing the songs at church when I went with him. One Sunday, the song “Here I am to Worship” was played and I remember looking over at my dad and seeing him worship. I could tell he wasn’t just singing, but he was surrendering himself to Jesus and that was the moment I said “I want that” and surrendered myself to my Lord as well. My walk since then hasn’t always been where it should be, but I can definitely say that God is working in me and turning me into the person He created me to be…Praise Him!!
In 2011, I met my husband Jason online through OkCupid, which I highly recommend considering Match.com thought him too “unique” to be placed with anyone ;), and God has continued to bless us since. Jason not only chose to build a life with me but also my children Lance and Hailey, and I thank God every day for sending me a man who would willingly accept such a large responsibility. We moved to Culpeper the beginning of June 2012, and were married in our front yard on June 30th, 2012. The very next day we started coming to Mountain View and have grown to love this church and the family that calls our church home. On July 2nd of the following year, God blessed us again with Norah who has brought so much joy to our lives.
God has recently led me to want to help people get connected at Mountain View, whether by joining a life group, or ministry, or volunteering to make the services run smoothly each week. It is my desire that each person who comes into our doors at Mountain View feels the love of Christ wash over them. To ensure that that happens, it will take a body of believers working closely together being sure that each person’s needs are met and opportunities to serve are made aware so that God can bless us all.
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Romans 12:9-13
Email Loren at Connections@mountainviewcc.net.