Vestry Candidate: Olivia Cronin
Why do you feel called to serve on the Vestry of St. Paul’s?
I feel called to serve on the Vestry because it is now a time of invigorating growth and energy at St. Paul's. I am in a unique position to represent one piece of the community pie and through that representation I hope to make truly meaningful contributions to St Paul's. Being on the vestry is one way I can continue to walk with Jesus and serve God as a light in the world.
Please describe your participation at St. Paul’s or in the community, indicating leadership experience that you think would be helpful for the Vestry.
Currently, I teach the St. Paul's Children's Formation classes for 3-6 year olds, and assist with Children & Youth Ministry programs. I served on the Retreat Committee and help lead retreat programming. This past summer I worked at Waycross Episcopal Camp. Our family participates in the worship services at St. Paul's as choristers, acolytes, and lectors. I have served on the Board for an Ethiopian church-affiliated non-profit organization. I currently volunteer for Food Rescue once a month. In the past, I was treasurer for 1 year and trustee for 1 year on the board of a volunteer ambulance squad. I have coached boys and girls soccer and led girl scout troops. I have also done medical mission work in Haiti and Ethiopia.
Briefly describe your education and/or work experience.
After graduating from Rutgers University with a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology, I attended Loyola University Medical School in Chicago. After graduating with an M.D. I trained at the Indiana University Health residency program in Emergency Medicine. I worked at Methodist and Wishard Emergency Rooms before deciding to put my career on hold to home school my 6 children. The majority of my days are spend home educating my kids. In addition to this, I work on a part-time/per-diem basis for the Indiana Athletic Commission as a ringside physician for boxing & mixed-martial arts events, and also as a consultant for the Indiana State Disability Office.