KINGMAN - Sheryl Griesinger and her husband were only planning to stay in Golden Valley for one winter when they moved there in 1997.
But they quickly found a need for a place of worship where anyone was welcome. After purchasing an old mobile home, they fixed it up so they could have church services. And when they outgrew that, they built a new church and moved into it.
"Sheryl has helped so many of the area women and children in so many ways," said Lauralee Redman, who nominated Griesinger for the Religion category. "Through the church, she teaches, mentors, helps and guides anyone who asks. Her love of the Lord and the Bible is shared in everything she does."
In fact, said Redman, Griesinger is always ready to help, whether it's making a Thanksgiving dinner for 200 people, a potluck on the first Sunday of the month or a meal for a person in need. Griesinger and her husband are raising chickens and growing produce to be able to assist others. Also, Griesinger has counseled at the local jail.