I was born and raised in New Orleans and, in 1980, I came to Oregon as a college transfer student. I wisely married Cottage Grove native Ralph Weeldreyer in 1982 and have been a proud "Grover" since 1983. I had the honor of serving 12 years as a Lane County elected official first on the Lane Community College Board and then two terms on Lane County Board of Commissioners. In 2003, my friend Darin Bailey passed the torch to me to host KNND's long-running Sunday morning gospel program. I enjoy a close connection with the local faith community as the host of KNND's Sunday Morning Light Program from 7-10 a.m. and from decades of volunteer service as a former church youth pastor and editor of The Sentinel's monthly Faith Page (2007-2017). I welcome your Sunday morning phone calls and feedback. I also host the Thursday Beeper Show from 9-10 am., which features educational topics. I am KNND's Community Calendar Coordinator and editor of the e-publication "Around The Grove." Please email your community announcement to firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll put it on KNND's website calendar and in our on-air announcements we read during live programs. It will also be included in the ATG weekly community newsletter.