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1 Rev. Elizabeth Jones Grimshaw, M.A., MDiv. Education 121 Pennsylvania Street Leslie MI work cell 1981 Bachelor of Vocal Music Education (B.M.E.) Double Major in Voice and Piano College of Fine Arts, Butler University Indianapolis, Indiana 1984 Master of Arts in Family Studies Concentration in Family Counseling, Research in the Spiritual Development of Children College of Human Ecology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 1996 Master of Divinity (M. Div.) Concentrations in Worship, Faith Formation, and Pastoral Care Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia Certifications 2014 Certified Daring Way Facilitator-Complete 5 day training and 12 months of consultations with Brene Brown s Daring Way program. Current Employment 2011-Present Pastor and Teacher Leslie Congregational United Church of Christ- Leslie, Michigan Present Spiritual Counseling and Lifestyle Education, Center for Integrative Medicine of Okemos, works one on one with individuals, couples, children and families through counseling and education- self referred or in conjunction with treatment plan of Dr David Grimshaw D.O Coordinator of Pastoral Care and Chaplain, Ingham Regional Medical Center, Lansing, Michigan. Provide Pastoral Care and administer the sacraments when called upon to Patients, Staff, and Families. Coordinate on call schedules, serve on the medical ethics committee, provide training to staff in issues of pastoral care.

2 Employment Experience Project Director for Next Step Grantwrote a curriculum/book based on the previous 12 Baskets Youth Project (grant amount $10,000) Funded by the Lilly Endowment through the Valparaiso Project for the Education and Formation of People of Faith Minister for Discipleship, Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ, Lansing MI An invited appointment to assist the congregation with educational programs and vision, this call involved participation in worship, pastoral care, program visioning, planning, development, and needs assessment for the future work of the congregation Project Director for 12 Baskets-Youth Ministry Project supported by a grant from the Valparaiso Faith Practices Project, work involves coordination of monthly mission activities, meal, worship, and reflection on one of the practices (Dorothy Bass) for the youth from 8 local congregations Newsletter Editor & Consultant /Trainer for Children at Worship- An ecumenical resource and consulting organization for churches and congregations in transformation. Based in Hollywood, Maryland, Children at Worship maintains a The Newsletter is published at the onset of each liturgical season, and consists of articles, book reviews, and ideas for full inclusion of children in the life of the congregation Minister for Alternative Worship Experience (AWE) Eastminster Presbyterian Church, East Lansing, Michigan. Coordinated, created, preached and led the Worship Service the Second Sunday of each month using a variety of worship styles as a part of a congregational study on worship styles Pastor For Children, Youth and Family Ministries Haslett Community Church-UCC Haslett Michigan. Participated in all aspects of Congregational Life, Directed Youth and Children s Educational Programs. Preached 15 times a year Minister of Worship and Music for Children and Youth- Ingomar United Methodist Church Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Seminary Intern Maternity Leave Interim North Decatur Presbyterian Church Decatur Georgia Rev. Agnes Norfleet supervising pastor

3 Director of Christian Education Westminster Presbyterian Church Lansing Michigan Other Work Experience Director of Volunteers American Red Cross Canton Ohio Patient Advocate Lansing General Hospital Part-time Church Music Positions First Presbyterian Church Children s Choir Director, Danville, IL Bethlehem Lutheran Church Children s Choir Director, Indianapolis North Presbyterian Church Children s Choir Director, Lansing, MI Okemos Presbyterian Church Youth Choir Director, Okemos, MI North Decatur Presbyterian Church Children s Choir Director Decatur, GA Ministry Highlights Leslie Congregational UCC Received the Bertha Dayton Grant for Rural Churches from the Michigan Conference for last 3 years 2012, 2013, 2014 Church attendance grown in last 4 years from 25 to 75 a Sunday 30 regular children in attendance in a congregation of 110 members Pledged giving doubled since 2011 North Decatur Presbyterian Church Creation of a children s choir that grew in three years from 6 to 40 children from the church and after school daycare program. Haslett Community Church Initiated and led the first 5 high school mission trips in the history of this 50 year old church: 1999 Cedartown, Georgia (12 participants); 2000 Benton Harbor, MI (23 participants); 2001 White River, Arizona (Apache Reservation) (42 participants), 2002 Lansing, MI (24 participants); 2003

4 Montreal, Quebec, Canada (32 participants). Received a $10,000 Church Growth Grant from Michigan Conference of the United Church of Christ to renovate the education wing of Haslett Community Church and initiate conversion to the Rotation Workshop Model for Sunday school Created and Organized the Haslett Community Youth Choir to sing a benefit concert to raise money for mission trips in 2001 (Gospel Mass) and 2003 (Godspell) included 75 high school voices and raised $4000 each year. led congregation taskforce groups on the topics of Youth ministry, Children s ministry and worship. Resulted in restructuring of youth and children s committees and creation of new worship service. Invited Presentations May 2004 Washington, DC. Invited Participant of The Calvin Institute for Worship Renewal s Sponsored Retreat and Symposium on The Mustard Seed Approach to Worship Planning and Creation. October 2004 First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, California. Led Adult Education and Worship, Consulted with Christian Education Committee and Pastors regarding the Workshop Rotation Model, Godly Play, and inclusion of their children and youth in Worship. October 2005 Chicago, Illinois. The Great Lakes Area United Christian Educator Annual Meeting. Presented Workshop on the Sacrament of Baptism. July 2007 Holden Village Valparaiso Project for the Education and Formation of People of Faith. Spent a week in community and theological conversation with the other Practicing Our Faith grantees UCC Denominational Involvement Vice Moderator, Covenant Association Council, Michigan

5 Conference United Church of Christ, US Member of the Congregational Life Commission for the Michigan Conference United Church of Christ, US Member of Church and Ministry Committee for the Covenant Association, Michigan Conference UCC 2013-current Member of the Board of Directors of the Michigan Conference 2014-current Community Involvement Currently Vice President and on the founding board of directors of Third Circle a non profit organization for Children s Health with the mission of ecologically assessing and resourcing children s health concerns. Test pilot program to be run at the Leslie Congregational United Church of Christ. 501-c status just obtained, partnering with Michigan State University s family practice residency program. Community garden on church property supplying produce and gardening experiences to the community. Founding Board Member for Michigan Council for Safe Schools a non profit established as a resource network for students parents and teachers to make the school experience safe and empowering for all Founding Member, Haslett Asset Advocates, formerly known as the safe and drug free school committee. This group, which meets at Haslett High School monthly, serves to implement the search institute s 40 assets for healthy living. Member, Ingham Regional Medical Center Committee for Discharge Continuity and Congregational Care. Working to connect recently discharged patients to pastoral care provided by their congregations. Clergy Member of the Sexual Education Advisory Boards for both the Okemos and Haslett School Districts. Accompanist, Haslett High School Choir Program and annual musical since 1997 Accompanist for Leslie High School Choir Program since 2012 Personal Information Born October 4, 1959, Glendale, California Married to David Norman Grimshaw June 6, 1981 Three children and one dog Shanti (Cavamalt) Benjamin Charles (1984) graduate of University of Michigan in Sociology Ashley Elizabeth (1986) graduate of Valparaiso University in Vocal Performance Kelsey Irene (1989) graduate of Columbia College Chicago in Film Editing Hobbies: music (Singing and Piano), rearranging furniture, reading, tap dancing, gardening, cooking, and throwing parties

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