About Pastor Ginger..
On July 1, 2017 , I will arrive in Auburn and am looking forward to all, we will share together in ministry at Pioneer UMC. Until then, when we can get better acquainted face-to-face, here are just a few words to introduce myself.
I love babies...and people in general! I love to read and travel, but seem to find too little time for either. As hobbies, I enjoy exploring ethnic food and lobby sitting in fancy hotels (very relaxing!).
As the child of a United Methodist pastor I grew up in seven churches in Northern California. After graduating from high school in Delano, near Bakersfield, I started college in San Francisco and finished up at the University of the Pacific in Stockton. Next I taught English in Japan for two wonderful years, before returning to UOP and earning my teaching credential.
Soon I began my dream job - teaching 2nd/3rd grade in a small country public school, while settling in Roseville. At the same time I married Ray Jellison, a computer programmer, who now teaches math. We celebrated or 30th anniversary last August. In 1992 our son, Myles was born. He is now a Firefighter/Paramedic for the City of Fairbanks in Alaska.
After nine years of teaching, at the urging of the Holy Spirit, I began seminary and then headed into ministry. I served as Associate Pastor at Centennial United Methodist Church in south Sacramento for seven years, enjoying that urban multicultural congregation.
Then, in 2007, I was appointed to Mariposa, near Yosemite National Park, where I have happily immersed myself in small town ministry for the past ten years. During our time here we also adopted a daughter, Bekah Stevens, who is 21 years old and works in a Mariposa dental office.
Soon my story will continue among you in Auburn. See you then!
Pastor Ginger Foster