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Our Staff

Sharon Janot

Sharon Janot

Pastor Sharon Janot hails from the state of Wisconsin. She was raised in Racine—a city known for its Danish connections—where Kringle was regularly served at parties and where a model ship hangs at the head of the aisle of Lutheran congregations with Danish ties. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie where she received a B.A. (summa cum laude) in Psychology in 1983. During her college years she was very active in campus ministry as a peer minister and worship leader. She also was a Resident Advisor for two years. These experiences helped in discerning a call from God to ordained ministry. Pastor Sharon attended the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago in Hyde Park, earning the Master of Divinity in the spring of 1987. She has served congregations in New York (Long Island) and (southeast) Michigan.

Pastor Sharon began her ministry at Abiding Presence as a transition pastor in February 2012 during a pastoral vacancy. She received and accepted the call to serve as Pastor in October of 2012. What brings her joy in ministry is leading worship, helping others learn more about scripture and the life of faith, and supporting the discipleship of those who are a part of Abiding Presence. She is a trained labyrinth facilitator, using the labyrinth as a tool for prayer.

In May 2017 Pastor Sharon married her long-time partner, Karin Cavanaugh, at a joy-filled service at Abiding Presence. Together they live in Rochester Hills and enjoy the company of their three miniature Schnauzers–Jodi, Izzy and Winnie. She enjoys gardening, knitting, reading, traveling, and visiting art museums in her spare time.

Julie Cavellier

Julie Cavellier

Julie Cavellier is the Director of Operations at Abiding Presence. She grew up in Grand Rapids, MI and received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. She joined Abiding Presence in 2015 when her family moved to Rochester Hills from West Chester, OH.

Beth Banks

Beth Banks

Beth Banks is the administrative assistant at Abiding Presence. She prepares the Sunday bulletins and announcements along with keeping member records and helping the office running smoothly. Beth grew up in Negaunee, which is located in the upper peninsula of Michigan. She graduated from Oakland University with a degree in communication. Beth and her husband joined Abiding Presence in 2012 and have been active members in the church ever since.

This Week's Events...

April 8, 2020
  • Camino on Zoom

    April 8, 2020  10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Join us for Camino on Zoom Wednesdays at 10 am and 7 pm, starting, April 1st. Camino is the word for 'way' in Spanish. Early Christians were called people of The Way (of Jesus Christ). 'Camino' often refers to the Camino de Santiago or the Way of St. James, a pilgrimage route in Spain that concludes in the city of Santiago de Compostela. Camino also refers to variations on pilgrimages of the Way of St. James, and in the Christian tradition refers to a spiritual journey of uncertain endings.

    As a world community we have not faced a pandemic in over a century. As those who are sheltering at home, this is an unfamiliar way for us to live. Being isolated at home, and advised to keep a distance of six feet between us and others, this time is a new journey for each of us and an opportunity to ask ourselves how will we be changed by this experience.

    To give us a chance to check in with each other and be mindful of this new time as an opportunity to grow in faith, we are offering a time for us to gather. We will check in, share our joys and struggles of sheltering in place, and pray together.

    Join Camino on Wednesdays at 10 am or 7 pm.

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  • Camino on Zoom

    April 8, 2020  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Join us for Camino on Zoom Wednesdays at 10 am and 7 pm, starting April 1st. Camino is the word for 'way' in Spanish. Early Christians were called people of The Way (of Jesus Christ). 'Camino' often refers to the Camino de Santiago or the Way of St. James, a pilgrimage route in Spain that concludes in the city of Santiago de Compostela. Camino also refers to variations on pilgrimages of the Way of St. James, and in the Christian tradition refers to a spiritual journey of uncertain endings.

    As a world community we have not faced a pandemic in over a century. As those who are sheltering at home, this is an unfamiliar way for us to live. Being isolated at home, and advised to keep a distance of six feet between us and others, this time is a new journey for each of us and an opportunity to ask ourselves how will we be changed by this experience.

    To give us a chance to check in with each other and be mindful of this new time as an opportunity to grow in faith, we are offering a time for us to gather. We will check in, share our joys and struggles of sheltering in place, and pray together.

    Join Camino on Wednesdays at 10 am or 7 pm.

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  • Preschool Board Meeting

    April 8, 2020  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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April 9, 2020
  • Thursday Morning Book Study

    April 9, 2020  10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, 1550 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA

    This study group meets by Zoom Video Conference on Thursday mornings at 10 am.  Currently reading A Politics of Love by Marianne Williamson.

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  • Maundy Thrursday Virtual Worship

    April 9, 2020  7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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April 10, 2020
April 12, 2020
  • Easter Sunday Virtual Worship

    April 12, 2020  9:30 am - 10:30 am
    1550 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA

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April 14, 2020