Special Election Vestry Candidates

Diana Pon

What keeps you at St. Peter’s?

My walk with Jesus began with my parents as part of the Chinese Mission at Grace and St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Baltimore City where I was baptized and confirmed. I stepped away from my faith for many years (10+). A dear friend and a former parishioner here, during that period, mentioned that St. Peter's and I would be a good fit. I began attending in 1997. With St. Peter's, I found a warm, welcoming inclusive church family. We worked together through its ups and down. I want to continue to be part of this.

My husband Gary and I have lived in Ellicott City 40+ years in the same house. We raised our two daughters Laura and Rebecca and now help them out with their families as needed. Laura and Kevin have three children-Connor, Ryan and Leah. Becky and John have one son, James.

What is your vocation, what are you good at? And what are your avocations and interests?

I have had multiple careers. I taught mathematics for a total of eight years in Baltimore City and Howard County middle schools. I've tutored children in writing and math.  With my second degree, BSME,  I worked for thirty years as a mechanical/marketing engineer for Baltimore Aircoil Co.  I am currently a realtor for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.  

My major interests these days are assisting and educating sellers and buyers of homes.  I still  tutor.  I spend much of my time enjoying my many families:  Gary, children and grandchildren, friends, and St. Peter's.

How have you served St. Peter’s in the past?

  • Altar Guild
  • Outreach-First Monday Meal, kitchen renovation, etc
  • Offering Counter
  • Sunday after-service coffee hour
  • Celebration of St. Peter's 175th birthday 
  • Attended the Wednesday evening Bible study
  • Updated the Church Members and Friends' Directory
  • Just filling in where needed.

What are your hopes and dreams for St. Peter’s?

My hopes is that St. Peter's will stay strong in focus, faith and financially.  Also,  we should continue to be an open door to all and serve those in need in the St. Peter's family and the community.