A former volunteer, Mary now staffs the JUMP drop-in center. She especially enjoys the interaction with the clients, as well as the fast pace and camaraderie she shares with the volunteers. She finds the work interesting, enlightening, intimate, and rewarding.
Mary has led a varied life, and has a background in many fields, including farming, music, science and politics. She believes these experiences provide a variety of contexts from which to understand or solve an issue as well as to find commonality with others. She is a congregant at The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, where she is active in social outreach and serves as the Junior Warden.