Jean has been blessed to live, across from Caroline Church now for 30 years. She is a sailmaker and can see the Church from her shop in the winter.
Jean grew up in Bellport Village and was an elder in the Old South haven Church. That Church sent her first for intensive Spanish out in New Mexico and then several trips to Nicaragua during the revolution. This sparked her interest in Liberation theology. Her BA is in religious studies with a focus on the environment and human rights.
After the birth of her first son Avel Ray Escamilla and the death of his father, Jean married a Roman Catholic and so became Roman Catholic and experienced a profound spiritual experience that transformed her in to a much better mother and person.
She has her son, Manuel Alfredo, and a daughter Isabella who attends Cornell playing on the Varsity polo team. Gracie, her fourth child, attends Ward Melville and recently shared Jean's experience in being received and confirmed at Caroline.
Jean has a profound respect for Canon Richard and his wife, who she feels are the finest example of what a pastor should be. Every time they experienced hardship Canon Richard and his wife Jan were there. Jean hopes to be able to give back to Caroline in return for these blessings.
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