Willis Gardener

I was born in North Carolina, but lived and was raised in Hampton, Virginia as well as Washington, DC. I have worked with Rock Spring UCC for over 16 years and have had the pleasure working with great individuals such as Elsee Neighbors, Tony Butler, Tom, and Rosemary Fredricks. I enjoy working at Rock Spring and look forward to seeing the church members who are pleasant and nice.

When I am not working at Rock Spring I like to ride my motorcycle both out of state and around town. When I am not riding you can find me relaxing at home.

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A Rock Spring tradition is to decorate the sanctuary with spring flowers for Easter Sunday.

by Laura Martin

The reality is that I too have

Authored your pain.

I laid a blank piece of paper down

When you needed me to respond.

I chose the shortcut.

I learned complicity,

Learned to move quietly in my privilege,

Learned to let the doors open for me

Before walked inside.

I inherited fear

And did not unlearn it.

In fight or flight, I flew.

I confess all this.

And I commit to hearing

The raw stories,

To letting your vulnerability

Chafe me.