Cleric's Column - Blessings
By: Pastor Eric Smith
Carrie DuBert wrapped up her work with the office staff last week and was celebrated by the staff with a luncheon at the Brigantine. Carrie and her husband Tom are moving to Boise, Idaho. We are going to celebrate Carrie at a luncheon reception at 11:45 on Sunday, May 31 in the Youth Center. More information will be available about this event soon.
Joining the office team in a new role is Sylina Kidd. Sylina’s position is as Pastor’s Assistant and she will work closely with me. Let me tell you some more about her.
Sylina joined Foothills in 2014 along with her husband Douglas and their two boys Konner and Ean. Sylina has been very involved in Foothills since joining the church. Two of her projects have been painting the Disciple room and decorating the entry wall in King Hall.
Sylina grew up in a small town just outside Texarkana, Texas. After high school she joined the U.S. Navy as an Aviation Electronics Technician on H-46 helicopters. She met her husband while stationed on North Island.
After completing her commitment to the military, Sylina became a San Diego Police Officer and served for 10 years. While an officer, she completed a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Her assignments included: patrolling the Mid-city area, working as a PERT (psychiatric emergency response team) officer, MAP (members assistant program) officer, area investigations, domestic violence investigations, working with runaway juveniles and Community Relations Officer for the Mid-City Division.
Sylina left law enforcement after her second son, Ean was born and completed a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family therapy. She then worked as a MFT intern/ social worker at a local psychiatric hospital.
She enjoys painting, gardening, reading, psychology and leadership; along with playing with her children and three rescue dogs. She is excited to join the Foothills team and help our wonderful community however she can.