11: Coffee with Terry Menefee Gau

TerryGau1But it’s best not to ask her, she has such a rage for explaining.  Adam referring to Eve in The Diary of Adam and Eve by Mark Twain

The text after this paragraph (in italics) all the way down to the links are Terry’s own words about herself, stolen directly from her “about” page. Seriously, you’re going to wish she wrote all our posts!

RevTerryGau4I love telling stories.  I can spend an entire evening weaving a tale of terror and triumph from a quick trip to the grocery store.  I’ve been this way since I can remember.  But soon I came to realize that not everyone appreciates such talent.  For instance, when I was a child, my aunt would interrupt my stories with, “Terry.  Is this a long story or a short story?”  I thought they were short – in comparison with a State of the Union Address, and a lot more entertaining.  My family did not agree.  I was shushed often.

Still, you can’t keep a woman with something to say quiet.  Nor should you, for your own health and safety.

RevTerryGau5So let me explain about me:  I’m an actor.  I’m a minister.  I’m a mother.  I’m a foodie who likes to cook & garden.  I’ve worked as an engineer.  I’ve been an administrator.  I’ve directed a high school youth program.  I’ve been a human resources specialist.  I can sing.  I can edit.  I can design.  I write scripts.  I write sermons.  I write poetry.  And I’ve been known to write a song – but that’s a story for another time.

Artsy people think I’m logical.  Logical people think I’m artsy.

Some folks would say I’m scattered.  I choose to see myself as multi-talented – with the audacity to believe that I can do most anything I set my mind to.

The Little Engine That Could” was one of my favorite stories as a child.  (We are, after all, the stories we tell ourselves.  Why not pick a great story?)


Acts of Faith Theatre Festival

Terry’s blog A Rage For Explaining

Terry Website

Union Presbyterian Seminary (UPSem)

United Faith Leaders

Film One Day premiered Oct. 9, 2015! (Associate Producer and Cowriter: Terry Menefee Gau)

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