I am married to Dean Lavornia, whose job is only one letter difference than mine (pastor-pastry) and we have two adult children, Brittany and Benjamin.
Native hometown: North Kingstown, RI
Education: M.Div from Gordon-Conwell Seminary (C.U.M.E.)
Best part of my job: The people who extend me the honor of allowing me to walk alongside them during both stressful times and joyous times.
Favorite character in the Bible: Has to be Priscilla...who "explained...the way of God more accurately."
Favorite Books and Authors: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, C.S. Lewis; The Hobbit & LOTR Trilogy, J.R.R. Tolkien;The Children's Bible: The Old Testament, the New Testament (illustrated) by Rev. Joseph Grispino, Dr. Samuel Terrien, Rabbi David H. Wice; as well as the many books of N.T. Wright and Brennan Manning.
Favorite Rhode Island Activity: Beach, Beavertail and the sea (swimming, sailing, kayaking)!
Favorite free time activities: Constructing and collecting things for Terrariums and Pottery