Arlene Fatzinger, Vestry Member


Shortly after my marriage I moved to Norfolk, Virginia, to be with my husband who was in the Navy.  During the years as a Navy wife, our family moved up and down the east coast.  I attended a Baptist church in Charleston and Episcopal churches in Key West and New London, Connecticut.  When Russ retired, we returned to the Fullerton area in eastern Baltimore County.  I attended Holy Comforter off and on with my parents and my sister’s family.   It wasn’t until I started attending church with my father, William Paul, that I began attending on a more regular basis.  The people that my dad introduced me to were friendly and welcoming and made me look forward to coming and being part of a church family again.  After he passed away, I went to the 8:00 service by myself and when my daughter moved back to Baltimore County, I asked her to attend church with me.  She and I have been attending the 10:00 service on a fairly regular basis for the past 10 years. It was in 2013 when I found out what it meant to be a member of the Holy Comforter family.  My grandson, Emerson, lost his foot in a mower accident that summer and the love, prayers, comfort, and support that was given to us by Chris and the members of Holy Comforter was more than I could have ever imagined.  I know it was the prayers that brought all of us, especially Emerson, through this ordeal.  I knew I had found a home.

In the past several years, I have been a member of the Welcome and Fellowship ministry and helped out with the Adopt-a-Family Christmas program, the Christmas Pageant, and Sunday School.

I was employed at Baltimore County Public Schools as a secretary in the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools.  I retired in 2010 after 30 years.  I now spend most of my time with my daughter and grandchildren.  Any spare time I have, I usually spend gardening, sewing, or reading.



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