Beyond Sunday Connections: Rachel Sheild Gustafson

Beyond Sunday Connections held on Westminster’s livestream channel for all Westminster women on Monday, February 8, at 6:30 pm. Rani Murdoch Zappa emcees the program and Rachel Sheild Gustafson, Westminster’s Director of Congregational and Community Engagement, is the featured speaker.  At the end of the program, church women are invited to participate in small group discussion on Zoom.

Rachel joined Westminster’s staff this past summer and looks forward to the time when we can gather in person for greater involvement in church and community efforts. Her professional experience spans grassroots community organizing to federal policymaking, particularly around public health, child welfare, and the arts. She has an MFA in creative writing from Seattle Pacific University and an MPH in maternal and child health from the University of Minnesota. On a personal note, Rachel says she has three strong-willed daughters. In her free time, she enjoys writing essays, getting outdoors, and gathering people in her home for food and connection. Rachel titled her talk “Eager with My Meager: Learning to Step Out with Imperfect Offerings.” Tune in to her talk to find out just what she means and her ideas for strengthening Westminster’s connections to our community.

To sign up for Beyond Sunday Connections, contact Deb Wagner. She will provide a handout and link for the Zoom conversations.