I, Kathy Christopher, am a ‘seasoned’ mom, grammy, daughter, sister and friend. I was a pastor for almost 30 years and retired mid-2019 from serving at Christian Assembly in Los Angeles. I earned my Master of Divinity from Fuller Seminary in 2009.
My husband died suddenly in July 2010 and I have navigated the last decade as terrain I hadn’t anticipated. Budd and I had great retirement plans. Alas, he bailed on me.
My two children, son and daughter, are fabulous. They have their own families and have been kind enough to give me four grandchildren. They, too, are fabulous. My kids live close enough to be in life together. It is a deep gratitude of mine. My mother lives with me and has for almost 15 years. She will turn 90 in September. She is still vital and faithful and kind. Another great gratitude of mine (who wants to live with a bitter old lady, after all).
I live a peaceful life mostly and feel the kindness of God in every aspect of my days. I like long walks on the beach and….. Never mind. That’s enough about me.
Sherry Ardis Barrett graduated from Calvin University with a B.A. in Visual Communications and an Mrs. degree with the soon to be Dr. Justin L. Barrett, PhD Psychology. She worked for the Custom Publishing Group straight out of college and then took a break from the work place to brave the world as a stay at home Mom to Skylar and Sierra for 7 years. Sherry returned to work with Young Life for 5 years while her husband stayed home with the kids. Never one to turn down a move at the nudging of the boss (Jesus) she took her family to Oxford, England where she refined her art while Justin taught at Oxford University. Another 5 years zip by and the family returns to the states landing in California
where Sherry met Kathy Christopher at Christian Assembly Church in Los Angeles. The two became fast friends and have been on this crazy snapshot journey together ever since. Sherry’s goal as an artist is to “help others see” God’s truths revealed in meaningful images.