Charlotte Jackson

Charlotte JacksonMeet our new member: Charlotte Jackson. Charlotte was born in Hutchinson, Kansas, and graduated from Phillips University with a dual degree in history and political science. She has a Master’s Degree from Stanford, and two professional degrees from The American College.

A retired financial and estate planner, she has been president of and on the boards of numerous professional and community organizations, from the local to the national level, and has lobbied at the California Legislature and before our Representatives and Senators in Washington, D.C. For many years, she has meditated and currently leads two meditation groups. In addition, she is a volunteer in the hospice unit at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto.

Charlotte has come to First Baptist through Christian experience and will be sharing her time and talents with us and the First Christian Church in San Jose. She has a passion for mission, especially with the issue of human trafficking.

She has traveled in 49 of the 50 states and several foreign countries, including the Congo. Other than traveling, she enjoys reading, crossword puzzles, hiking, ballet, opera, symphony, fireworks, the circus, the rodeo, and getting together with friends.


Note from Pastor Rick (10/5/2016)

What a grand and busy weekend we had at FBCPA. Saturday morning, Pastor Gregory and I were privileged to bless several animals in an inaugural Blessing of the Animals. It was a beautiful morning. We were privileged to meet some animals from the neighborhood and their humans. Sunday we had colorful celebration of World Communion Sunday along with an excellent report from Carolyn Shepard on her recent trip to Nicaragua and visit to our sister church in Corinto. Then it was off to the San Francisco Peninsula Crop Hunger Walk at Burgess Park in Menlo Park. We had five walkers this year – Carolyn, Pastor Gregory and his friend Rony Francois, Chip Clark and myself (walking  in place of Dan Cudworth, who was in Sacramento with his family after the death of his step-father last week.) We had fun waving and chatting and just hanging out. We raised something like $700 to support Church World Service and EHP feed the hungry. Thanks, especially, to Carolyn, our Team Captain, for organizing this effort.

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