In “Partner Profiles,” we introduce you to men and women who partner with MAI and make our ministry possible.
Althea Kuniholm is from Lititz, Pennsylvian, US.
Occupation: Wife, mother, elementary school teacher, owner of my little mailing business called Lee Mail.
Something unique about where I grew up: Our little town of Gardner, Massachusetts, was known as the “Chair City of the World.” We had a gigantic arm chair at the railroad station to represent the chair manufacturers such as Heywood-Wakefield, Conant-Ball, Nichols & Stone, S. Bent and Brothers.
First job: Tying string around tops of toy billy clubs, 1 cent each, at age 8. My father made and sold a gift box of toy handcuffs, star badge and a billy club.
Hobby or leisure activity: Reading, writing, walking, gardening, lunching with friends.
Country or area of the world that interests me: English countryside, seaside or any small village where you can walk to the library, grocery store, church and coffee shop.
A favorite book, and why (not including the Bible): Green Dolphin Street, by Elizabeth Goudge. The message of love, determination and forgiveness were unforgettably lived out in her characters. I still think of them as if I know them.
What led me to become a Christian: Godly parents and the teaching I heard from the book of Colossians in particular, and C.S. Lewis’s books in general.
Most thankful for: The simple invitation to “Come unto Him” and to learn “the unforced rhythms of grace,” Matthew 11:27-28, The Message.
How I first heard about MAI: Through MAI co-founder Bob Reekie.
Why I support MAI ministry: I believe everyone has a story (and a song) assigned to them before they were born. I like encouraging people to share their uniqueness in their own words. The process defines them and builds community and authenticity. MAI cultivates that vision.