Prepared by: Rebecca Franke (UK)
Our twelfth member profile is Andy Terwilleger, a retired engineer who is still leading a very busy life! Andy is a distinguished KYSITE Past-President and we appreciate his continued support today.
Place of Work: Currently retired from engineering.
Title: Traffic Engineering Manager (Retired)
Degree(s): BSCE (1962), Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Master of Divinity (1970), Hartford Seminary
Certifications: PE (Civil), and an Ordained Deacon in the United Methodist Church since 1970
Place of Birth: Worcester, MA
Family: Priscilla, my wife of 41 wonderful years, is a retired teacher and reading consultant. Our daughter, Rev. Michelle Terwilleger, is an Anglican priest currently serving Hospice as a chaplain.
ITE/ Engineering History: I spent five years with the New York State Traffic Commission. Then, while a part-time City of Hartford (CT) traffic engineer working my way through Hartford Seminary, I joined ITE (then the Institute of Traffic Engineers) in 1969. While in the New England Section of ITE, I was an Area Reporter for the ITE New England Chronicle and unofficial chaplain.
In 1976, having answered an ITE ad, I started a 28-year career at the LFUCG and helped develop our first computerized signal system, reversible lanes on Nicholasville Road and our Snow Plan. Highlights included being KYSITE president in 1989 and receiving the 2001 Lonnie Yates Distinguished Service Award. Thank you, KYSITE!
Beyond Engineering: More than 50 years ago, I was asked to commit to some form of Christian ministry. Since then, my response to that request has led me to service in inner city ministries, a seminary degree, ordination, several part-time pastorates and, for the past 29 years, the leadership of a weekly prayer breakfast group that invites homeless persons and sheltered people to share our food and the Bread of Life. I also have leadership responsibilities at Nathaniel Mission, in Kiwanis and with Habitat for Humanity. A busy retirement is a happy retirement!
Some previous profiled members noted that faith is a major element in their lives. These members and others have a privileged responsibility as we share the influence of the Word in our relationships with the people we serve. Life is good, especially when we share it.
[Editor's Note: Thanks to Andy for being a continued supporter of KYSITE initiatives / activities. He's always prepared with a positive thought or to share a quick laugh -- all which are very much appreciated.]