Salutations and well-wishes! My name is Lindsay Wilcox, and I’m up to a whole host of things:
- By day, I’m a Care Manager with CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions, developing in-home services care plans for aging and/or disabled folks who need the assistance to remain in their own homes and communities instead of institutions.
- By evening, I’m a gerontology graduate student at the University of Indianapolis working on my second master’s degree. For the practicum and master’s thesis components of the program, I’m going to be starting a senior ministry program in a Catholic parish and creating training materials to teach other people to do the same! I think “Coordinator of Senior Ministry” should be at least as common a parish position as “Coordinator of Youth Ministry.”
- By night and weekend day, I’m a landlord and aspiring real estate investor with hopes of buying houses that need to be gutted anyway and rebuilding them to be handicapped-accessible.
- The rest of the time, God only knows where you’ll find me, but if you want to increase your chances, odds are I’m somewhere around Fountain Square.
I’ve taken a somewhat circuitous route to some of these endeavors, but I like to think I’ve accomplished some pretty cool things along the way:
- In 2008, I completed a dual bachelor’s degree from Boston College in Theology and Philosophy. They liked me so much they even gave me a Presidential Scholarship and paid my way through. I’ll forever be indebted to Thomas J. Rooney, Jr.’s family! Instead of paying them back, I’m paying it forward by sponsoring a Haitian university student’s tuition through my parish!
- In 2010, I earned a master’s degree in Theology from the University of Notre Dame after participating in the Echo program, which included a two-year apprenticeship in parish ministry and a full scholarship. I’ll never call myself a “Domer” (see previous point for the reason!), but I am very grateful for the connections I made in that program.
- From 2010-2012, I worked for the State of Indiana Department of Workforce Development determining who was eligible for unemployment benefits and who was not. They were challenging years for me, but I learned a lot about myself and my goals from them.
I’m nose deep in the path of discovering and determining who I am and who I will be. Your opinion is welcome, but–be advised–is not determining! I appreciate your taking the time to check out my site!