July 2019 Member of the Month… Carlton Page

Our member of the month features individuals who are actively involved in community service and/or inspire others through their personal accomplishments.

Carlton Page

My biggest hobbies are listening to music and working to try and tame this area I call a yard because it was a natural lot until we invaded it three years ago. Success rate there is a moving target that changes daily. Since joining Genesis about 3 years ago it has become an important part of my weekly routine. Training with Will twice a week has become physical and mental exercise necessary to my health and well-being. Todd is always available to help or answer questions you may have. Between the staff and members there is never a dull moment when you are inside that building, because there is always something interesting happening. The new room is awesome and provides opportunities for a lot of different classes.

It would take more than one dinner to sit down with my father and Nell’s father and ask them all the questions that come up daily. There are so many things I didn’t have or take the time to ask them before they left us.

My favorite quote comes from the song “In The Blink Of An Eye” by Mercy Me because it reminds me of what’s important in this life.

“Sometimes I feel disappointed
By the way I spend my time
How can I further Your kingdom
When I'm so wrapped up in mine

I have been married to my loving wife Nell for almost 35 years. We have one son, Keith, who lives in Delray Beach. After a career of over 39 years, I retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Virginia in 2012. I began my “retired life” by going to work for a private contractor for an additional five years working in Japan 3-4 months a year. During that time we were able to visit Yokosuka, Tokyo, Yokohama, Kamakura and thoroughly enjoy the Japanese culture( not to mention the awesome food!). In 2014 I also took advantage of a chance to climb Mt. Fuji.

Nell and I had been visiting family in Keystone and Melrose since 1988 and decided to move to this area. Since arriving in June 2016 and settling into our home in December of that year we joined and have become active members of Community Church of Keystone Heights. As well as serving as administrators for the Community Connection Small Groups ministry, Nell is active in the Women’s group and I am serving on the Executive Board.  We are also past members of the Lake Region Kiwanis Club.

Past recipients of the Member of the Month Club