The Woman of the Year for
2017 lives a life of reliance on, and trust in, God. She is unwavering in her
faith and filled with joy. She serves throughout the First ARP Church in many
ways, particularly demonstrating her love for God’s Word and a true desire for
other women to know and love the Scriptures also. She has served as a Bible
study leader, Circle leader, and member of the Christian Education Committee.
Often “standing in the gap” when no one else will, she inspires many to step
out in faith to go beyond the ordinary in service to God. For example, she has
served Women’s Ministries twice as Spiritual Life Chairman—the second time volunteering to meet an obvious
need, in spite of her already exceedingly busy personal schedule. Her faithful
life of prayer and constant attention to God’s Word inspires others to seek greater
She also loves to delight
others with unexpected yummy treats at many events. As a personal friend to
many, she is loving and supportive; her counsel is always wise; and sharing
friendship with her means fun and hugs.
We truly see this life of
faith and service in her personal life as she so faithfully fulfills Proverbs
An excellent wife who can find?
She is far
more precious than jewels,
The heart of her husband trusts in her,
will have no lack of gain.
She does him good, and not harm,
days of her life.
Despite her husband’s
advanced Alzheimer’s, our Woman of the Year continues to serve him with joy—a
model for us, & a challenge to us to live as truly faithful and godly wives. She not only daily meets his
needs, but also shows kindness & patience to the staff and the other
residents of Westminster Towers and their families. She enjoys and serves all
of her family with love and her gift of time.
We are blessed to know and
delighted to honor Susan Barron as our 2017 Woman of the Year.