I have been an elementary school teacher, primarily first grade, for the past 34 years. I grew up on a grain, dairy, hog, and chicken farm. I got the love of the outdoors and the appreciate for nature and our connection with nature from my father. He taught me so many valuable lessons about nature, weather, and how to care for and appreciate the land. Rev Pam recently married my partner and me. We so enjoyed talking with her and felt her ideas were so similar to ours. We could have spent hours talking with her. My partner and I are wanting to get to know and fit in with others who hold the same feelings and beliefs that we do. We are nature people. We spend our summers traveling, visiting national parks, mountain hiking and climbing, and camping. As for what I/we can offer to the community I am not sure. But we are willing to learn and willing to contribute.