BJ (Betty Jean) Neuenfeldt

Committee on Admission to the Ministry - Layperson (three-year term)

My church affiliation has been lifelong; growing up in Detroit, I regularly attended the Church of the Holy City until I moved away to go to college at Central Michigan University. I received a Bachelor of Science in Education degree at CMU and a master’s degree in the Art of Teaching from Marygrove College. My husband, Tom, and I met at CMU and married after college, both pursuing careers in teaching—I worked in many special education rooms, then kindergarten and first grade before I retired. Since retirement, we have been busy with grandchildren—including a return to teaching as we spent September to March of the pandemic helping them with virtual school from their home. 

Beyond the Detroit Church (which is now in Royal Oak) I’ve had an active role at Almont New Church Assembly, serving as treasurer for over forty years. I have attended many annual conventions over the past fifty years and have served on the Education Support Unit and the Financial and Physical Resources Support Unit.

After a couple years of hiatus, I am willing to serve again as a member of the Committee for Admission into the Ministry. I look forward to sharing in the excitement as new folks strive to serve the Swedenborgian Denomination in many ways.

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