Meet Sheri Philpott, new to the Facilitators' Circle
I am a member of the UU Congregation of Frederick in Maryland. I attend a women's group at the UU Congregation of Loudoun in Leesburg, VA. I live an equal distance from the two churches in Harpers Ferry, WV. My vocational calling is as a clinical social worker. I've worked in mental health settings as a case manager/mental health therapist/outreach worker and as a bereavement counselor for a local hospice. I'm in the process of starting my own private counseling practice.
I was first introduced to Unitarian-Universalism when I participated in a women's group at Mount Vernon Unitarian Church in the early 1990's. This metamorphosed into another group which came together to do the "Rise Up" curriculum. It was a close group of women who met for several years and began a tradition of yearly retreats in the Blue Ridge mountains.
I began attending services at the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Arlington and became a member in 1999. I was married at the Mount Vernon church in 2000. When I moved to West Virginia, I joined the Loudoun congregation and then moved on to the Frederick one because my family sought a larger congregation with a more dynamic RE program.