Member Highlight: Edie Rasberry
Edie Rasberry is a true hero within Willow Creek Church. From becoming one of the church's earliest members over 30 years ago, Edie has developed and maintained a sincere love for our Lord and our church.
Edie served as a registered nurse at Florida Hospital for almost 50 years! As a retired nurse, Edie seeks to help many at the church as a member of our care team. She enjoys calling and visiting those who are sick, lonely, or just need encouragement. Additionally, Edie is heavily involved in our SALT (Senior Adult) group, as well as her small group led by Bob & Cathy Mischuck.
One of the ways I've enjoyed seeing Edie serve is as a greeter in our church lobby. Edie regularly makes it a point to introduce herself to new and newer individuals or families who attend Willow Creek Church. I describe Edie as an ambassador, who cares very deeply that everyone who enters into Willow Creek Church has a positive experience. She seeks to learn stories about people, as she is very much an encourager to all she comes across.
We all could go on and on about Edie, but I will close our member highlight with one brief story. Edie began praying for Becky and I several years ago when she found out that the Lord had led the two of us to pursue adoption as a means to grow our family. For years, Edie would gently "check-in" on the status of the adoption, offer encouragement and prayer, and occasionally provide us a home-cooked meal. When our son Jaylen was finally born and brought home, Edie was one of the first people that Becky and I called! Our son knows that his "Granny E" loves him very much.
We love you Edie! Thank you for your love and care for our Lord, our church, and its members. God bless you!