Manager of Finance and Operations

Droubay for websiteSt. Mark’s has been my church home for many years now and is a place which holds several of my most sacred memories. I was born and raised in Pennsylvania and first moved to Washington right after college as a second lieutenant at McChord Air Force Base. I was blessed during my early years here to meet my now-husband, Troy Droubay – a long-time member of St. Mark’s; and we were married at St. Mark’s in 1999. Soon after, Troy and I left Washington State for a while to pursue various jobs and grad schools around the country; but we always planned to come back to settle in the Tacoma area. Two of my most sacred memories were made after Troy and I returned to the Pacific Northwest – the baptism of our young children Gabriel and Sara.

Recently (spring 2015), Gabe and Sara have been listening to music from the Gaither Kids Series called God’s Zoo. As those of you with children know, kids’ music can – well – invade your mind. (I’ve found myself on a jog singing the same kids’ song over and over…) In some cases, however, the persistent nature of children’s music can be used as a wonderful, permeating reminder of God’s truth, majesty, and love. There is a song on God’s Zoo entitled, “Could You Choose to Use Me?” – and it’s been a reminder to me these recent months of God’s ability to use ordinary people to accomplish His work here on Earth. I believe Him when He assures my children of His great love and faithfulness; and this song helps remind me that I should claim the truth of this message for myself as well! All of this to say, I trust that God will use each of us to serve at St. Mark’s in the coming years. Here’s to more fantastic memories!

Jennifer can be reached at jennifer.droubay@smlutheran.org