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Name: Lisa Shepard.
Family: One daughter, Krystal Johnson of Applegate; and two grandchildren; father, Gerhard Schwierzke of Sheridan.
City of residence: Sheridan.
Occupation: Full-time student at Yuba College. I am training be a counselor. I am majoring in chemical dependency counseling and human services.
Hobbies, interests: Love to read and write. I’m very creative. I’m also very active member for a 12-step program.
What brought you to the Yuba-Sutter area? I moved to Sheridan to help my father with my mother.
Place of worship you attend: Wheatland Southern Baptist Church with Pastor Jody Shorkey.
How long have you attended? Close to 3 years. I was officially baptized in 2010.
What is the importance of faith in your life? In my life, I have dealt with many hardships including being lost in drug addiction for 34 years. I almost destroyed myself. If not for the grace of God, I don’t where I would be. I would be lost. I give him credit for all my success. He gives me the grace to get through all the hard times in my life. I am the definition of a new creation where God has re-created me for a new purpose.
How do you live out your faith? God wants me to use all my bad experiences to help others. I consider myself a daughter of God and I want to live up to that title. God has made a clear path to lead me to help others. I volunteer for the church as well as other faith-based organizations and my 12-step program. For me it is more fun to volunteer than just attend church.
Faith in Action appears Saturdays. It features a member of a church, temple or mosque and the importance of their faith. To suggest someone to be featured, contact Faith & Family coordinator Larry Badger at 749-4776 or lbadger@ appealdemocrat. com.