David and Jean Fell have been married since 1971. They moved from Solon to Kent 14 years ago, but say they love their pastor and his entire family and can't imagine missing dear friends. This size church means their participation counts and they can be known and know others. They moved to find a condo on a small lake, so y'all come: enjoy the canoe, rowboat, and fishing poles.
The Fells joined Advent in 1988, having moved from the greater Pittsburgh area with their daughters Heather & Anna. Jean is a life-long Lutheran, David Anglican, although they both love worshiping in a wide variety of traditions.
Jean worked at CWRU most recently, retiring in 1999 but says she's much too busy to work nowadays, mostly with David in Lutheran Marriage Encounter (leading these intensive enrichments for marriages since 1982), and at Advent in bells, Council, Word & Sacrament board, and in the office. David joined her in choir "just for Christmas" about 18 years ago!! Both value the opportunity to serve as lay assistants.
David started work at Mobil Oil in the UK, but switched careers after emigrating in 1977, eventually becoming a "head hunter," mostly for IT and financial placements.
Jean was born in Baltimore, moved to Ohio at 12, spent her Hanover College IN "Junior Year Abroad" at the U of Nottingham, and brought David home as a "souvenir" after a long engagement and hundreds of love letters. David's history is more exotic, having been born in Kuala Lumpur and attending board school back in England till uni.
Jean's special interests include traveling, snorkeling, birding, crochet, reading, music, biking, and exploring in general. She took up the cello at 50 and plays in 2 orchestras. (come hear the Cleveland Women's Orchestra at Severance some April!) For David, take out the crochet and add in golf, golf, and golf!
Daughter Anna lives in Mentor and has the 2 grandkids, so they join in many of the activities at Advent. Heather lives in Oakland and visits frequently.
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