I am often asked, “Why are you a member of the Episcopal Church?” Why am I Transfiguration? Simply the answer is unity in stewardship. As a child my farther taught us that giving to the church is one part of good stewardship and a staple for our family. My father wanted us to understand that giving or pledging to the church was essential to the mission of the church.

My son and I were members of a Baptist Church in Fort Worth that we still love very much; however living in Dallas and attending Church in Fort Worth was not in the plan. During the planning phase of moving from Arlington, to Dallas, my brother-in-law (a life-time Episcopalian, family) lost his brother. I traveled to Houston for the funeral.

Half way through the funeral I felt at home. My brother-in law referred me to the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas; that is how the process began and for that, I will always be thankful. During my study of the Episcopal Church I was overwhelmed, by the compassion, generosity and support exhibited by various members of the church. I was compelled by the solidarity and commitment to minister by example as personified by numerous committees within the church; this led me to Transfiguration.

Transfiguration is uplifting and its inner-beauty represents that God is good. So, why am I Transfiguration? Why do I give? In the words of Katy Calvin “Giving is not just about making a donation. It’s about making a difference.” We should all give; surely we all want to make a difference. When the letter ‘I “is replaced by the letters “we” even “illness” becomes “wellness”. We are all Transfiguration.