I Am Wilshire – Teri Korson.
Hometown: Lodi, Wisconsin;
Education: Bachelor of Business Administration;
Profession: Director of Administration for Distribution Contractors Association (DCA)
Present city: Plano
Tell us about your family.
My husband, Mike Korson, and I met in a young singles group at St. Rita Catholic Church in Dallas. We both grew up in small Wisconsin towns about two hours apart. We have been married for almost 36 years and have three adult children: Tressa, a Montessori teacher in Boston; Mike, a saxophone private lesson teacher and musician in McKinney; and Tori Korson Wingfield, a canine physical therapist in Mystic, Connecticut. Tori is married to Luke Wingfield.
How about your work or volunteer life?
I have worked for DCA for almost 30 years. The best description of my job is that I organize meetings and events for a small business trade association. I have taken my organizational strengths into my volunteer activities as social chair for Wilshire’s Sanctuary Choir and the Genesis Women’s shelter liaison for the Epiphany Sunday School class. I also deliver meals two or three times per week for Meals on Wheels in Collin County.
What are your favorite hobbies?
My favorite hobbies are reading, walking/hiking and playing games.
What are your favorite places to travel?
Any place that will have the opportunity to do a lot of walking and hiking without a lot of people around. Through my career and vacations, Mike and I have visited many interesting and different areas of the U.S. and Europe.
What brought you to Wilshire and when?
Mike and I first visited Wilshire in January 2016 after learning a lot about the church from Mark Wingfield. We attended a few services and visited the Discovery Class, enjoying the welcoming and inclusiveness of everyone. We made the decision to join shortly afterwards.
Where are you engaged at Wilshire?
I am a member of the Epiphany Sunday School class and Sanctuary Choir. I served on the Missions Committee for three years.
What has surprised you most about Wilshire?
The efforts by the personnel and the Pastor Search Committee to try to include everyone’s opinion on the new church leadership. Having been brought up in the Catholic Church, this was something I had never experienced before.
What do you think God is up to in your life right now?
God is constantly pushing me out of my comfort zone. As an introvert, it is too easy for me to step back and do nothing. God and Wilshire are always reminding me to think of others before myself and put myself out there.
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