Mary Thomson-Schmidt


Mary is a former member of Gwynedd Meeting outside of Philadelphia.  She was raised a Presbyterian and at one point gravitated to Unitarianism.  She has read Course of Miracles, in which the words "the Holy Instant" give her pause for much reflection.  During the early 1990's she attended Seaville Monthly Meeting.  She began attending again this year and felt drawn to becoming a member.


Mary has lived in Horsham and Willow Grove, Pennsylvania and Webster Groves, Missouri.  She is presently living in Ocean View, NJ with her husband.  She is very passionate about her family.  She has one son, two step daughters, one granddaughter, and six step grandchildren.  Her nick name is Mom Mom.  Her first job in life was being a mother!  She has very few pictures of just herself, she is usually photographed with one of her grandchildre


Interests and hobbies include knitting, sewing, classical/rock/vocal music.  She has travelled to Niagara Falls, New Paltz, Mohonk, Baltimore. Los Angeles, Arizona, and New Mexico.  Mary is currently assistant to the store manager at Ace Hardware in Marmora.


Mary studied education at Trenton State College and Penn State - Ogontz campus.  She never formally taught, as she became a mother early in her life.  She volunteered to be on Seaville's Eduation Committee and would like to settle in and find other ways to serve.