Louise Halsey is the hub of activity and interaction at First Church. Her title is Office Administrator and Assistant to the Senior Minister, and in that position she creates a calm, productive and welcoming center. This is a major feat given the level of detail that she efficiently manages. She was a church member before she left the corporate world to join the First Church staff in 2008. Answering the interesting and not-so-interesting phone calls that come into the church is part of the day-to-day surprise of her job.
Her relationships are central to her: her husband Jim, her two daughters, her circle of relatives as well as her church community. She has a Turkish AFS family and a Vietnamese family as well.
Her advice to the seeker? “Find a church community where you feel the love!”