Profile: Corbina Foucart

General Vestry Member
Term:  2011-2014

Your Name: Corbina Maria Foucart (named after my two grandmothers)

How long have you been living in Norwell? Since September 2006

What brought you to St. Luke’s? How many years ago? My son Corbin’s piano was in storage during our move from Virginia to Massachusetts.  He needed a place to play.  Our previous church, Trinity Episcopal Church in Manassas, VA, always welcomed Corbin. St. Luke’s did as well — allowing him to use the piano during our transition.

Have you done any other sorts of things here at the church? Other committees, ministries? I’ve helped teach Sunday School with my daughter Abigail.

What sorts of memories do you have of church, where ever that was, from your childhood? I was brought up in the Catholic Church and have so many memories of elaborate Christmas pageants and wanting to be a nun (at age 12) – until my mother totally discouraged such a plan.

Some people in leadership positions like to use their skills and training from their work or ‘secular’ life here at the church; others enjoy the opportunity to explore other parts of themselves, their interests and skills, that don’t get called upon as often in the rest of their lives. Any thoughts how you fit into this? I’m a nurse by profession and heart.  Maternity is my nursing specialty, so there is limited application for the overall population of the congregation.

What sorts of things would you like to see for St. Luke’s over the next one to three years? Anything beyond that? A strong youth ministry with growing families active in church through the adolescence and young adulthood of their children.

Finally, name one thing about yourself that others might not readily know. Other responders in the past have mentioned getting their pilot’s license as a college student or work as a dog groomer…anything interesting that you might share with us? I am a passionate knitter.  When faced with life’s challenges, I start on a new fisherman-knit sweater.  I love cooking healthy, nourishing meals for my family.  It stems from my Portuguese upbringing … food is LOVE!