Liz is a community minister specializing in meeting the needs of couples in need of an officiate for their wedding and has performed 20 same sex ceremonies on the lawn of the Guilford County Courthouse on the first Monday that Marriage Equality was legal after the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled it legal in North Carolina. She has been active in the LGBTQ community since the late 80’s. She served on the Board of Piedmont Area Response Team (an early AIDS service organization). She and her family participated in the March on Washington in 1991.
It was the support and love from the LGBTQ community during the life of her son Robbie that helped open her eyes, heart and understanding. She wants to pay back the love and support she received during the difficult early years of the AIDS epidemic She was instrumental in working with the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greensboro in becoming a Welcoming Congregation in order to be a welcoming and open place for LGTBQ community to worship.
Her work as a foster parent also showed her the incredible need for stable loving homes for youth dealing with sexuality questions. Liz believes that all people deserve equal, respectful treatment and rights regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or affection orientation. Her work on the Board of Alternative Resources of the Triad is one way of continuing her work and of living her values. Liz lives in Greensboro with her husband of 46 years. She is the mother of 6 children and grandmother to 8.