MEET A VOLUNTEER Ann Tewksbury

MEET A VOLUNTEER

Ann Tewksbury 

When you spend time with Ann, you instantly learn that she is as gentle and sincere as she appears.

Blessed with living with the Unity principles since childhood, there is an effortlessness to her life experiences.

An Arizona native, born in Tucson,  Ann has lived in the Prescott area most of her life. Early school years were spent in Chino Valley and hearing her reminisce about the school dances, and the country life of childhood, brought images of fun, laughter, friendship and optimism to mind.   It is no wonder that these values still embody her outlook today!

Ann attended high school in Prescott and then obtained her degree from Arizona State University as a Dietitian.  After moving to San Francisco, she met and married her husband. Shortly thereafter they returned to the Prescott area to begin family life, drawn back to raise their children in a “small hometown” feeling.  Many adventures were enjoyed exploring Arizona, including an exciting river rafting experience, before many of us ever discovered Arizona’s beauty.  She always had work in her field (if she wanted) with such opportunities as the V.A. hospital (“Whipple”, she says) and The Pioneer Home for our founding miners and pioneers.

Her Grandmother gave her “Wee Wisdom” as a child and read the Daily Word herself EVERY DAY.  In this way Ann was continually exposed to the Unity principles.  Not always having a Unity church available, she attended just about every other church and feels we all get the same thing just through different methods.  Almost fifty years ago, Ann became involved with the early group who gathered at a store front to share their Unity message.  This grew to become the first “Unity of Prescott”!  Often people report a feeling of coming “home” when they first discover Unity.  For Ann, however, it has always felt like home: that “Unity made sense”.

Lunching with dear friends, walking her dog LuLu every day and putzing in the garden are her personal pleasures.  She is passionate about protecting our environment and preserving our landscape with such endeavors as “Save the Dells” and being a good steward to our world.

Look for Ann in Fellowship Hall where she serves monthly and steps in when a need arises!  She is a member of the Pastoral Care Team providing prayer and memorial service support.  She continues to volunteer in the Bookstore every month, stop by and say “Hello”!  She has served as a Board of Trustee, and Board Secretary recently for six years!  Of course, over the years, she has served in many additional roles throughout our Unity community.  She has taught in the Youth Ministry, served as a Greeter, provided Office support and more…. the only thing she has never joined is the choir!

We are richly blessed to have your sweet sweet spirit among us, to guide us by example.  We are forever grateful for your dedicated and heartfelt service.        Thank you, thank you, thank you.