Candy is originally from Boston and grew up in Pennsylvania. She worked as Manager of Voter Registration and Voter Services for Palm Beach County, Florida before her family moved here when her husband was transferred with IBM.
They weren’t looking for a faith community in North Carolina, but a friend told her people would ask where they went to church.
“God gets messages through different people.”
They begin attending St. Paul’s in 1995, and she completed her college degree at Meredith.
“I started hearing the calling (but) I thought I was too old. George (Adamik) said, ‘Let’s take this seriously.’”
She pursued ordination and has served as a hospital chaplain at Rex and at Rex Rehab and Nursing Care Center in Apex.
Five Fast Facts:
Mountains or beach – Mountains
Duke, State, or UNC – None of the Above “We have so many friends on either.”
Final meal would be – A big, juicy cheeseburger and fries
Favorite hymn and non-hymn – “Lift High the Cross” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water”
Something folks at St. Paul’s would be surprised to learn – She quit a pack-a-day smoking habit 30 years ago, and she keeps the date of that anniversary marked on her calendar. “I celebrate that.”