Date(s) - Thursday, October 3, 2019
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Join us for the fourth annual Seasons of Service luncheon and be inspired by stories of love, family and hope from members of the Roberts and Worthington families. The featured speakers will be Sara Roberts McCarley, Lakeland City Commissioner; Charlotte and Samuel Roberts, students; Katie Worthington Decker, President/CEO Greater Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce and Terry Worthington, retired United Way executive. Erica Sirrine, PhD, will serve once again as the master of ceremonies. The luncheon is on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Lakeland Country Club in Lakeland. All proceeds from the Seasons of Service luncheon benefit Good Shepherd Hospice.
Master of Ceremonies
Master of Ceremonies
Erica Sirrine, PhD, serves as the Dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Southeastern University. Before entering academia, she worked as the clinical manager of the Bethany Center at Good Shepherd Hospice, and she continues to volunteer at the Bethany Center and Camp Brave Heart. She is passionate about educating mental health practitioners on bereavement counseling interventions and provides trainings of this type throughout the United States.
Katie Worthington Decker
Katie Worthington Decker lives in Winter Haven and is President/CEO of the Greater Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce, a position she has held since 2014. She is an active volunteer in community organizations including Polk Vision, Humane Society and United Way. Katie is daughter to Marilyn and Terry Worthington and one of “the triplets” with her brother Ryan and sister Chelsea. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida. She and husband Justin have a one-year-old daughter, Skylar.
Terry Worthington enjoys days filled with dirty diapers and smiles, not necessarily in that order, as grandfather to Skylar. As parents of triplets, he and wife Marilyn are experienced! The couple are enjoying retirement, family time and travel, especially to Iceland. Terry served 30 successful years with United Way, 18 of which were as President of United Way of Central Florida in Polk County. He retired in 2016 as executive vice-president of United Way of Florida.
Sara Roberts McCarley
Sara Roberts McCarley describes herself as mom of Charlotte and Samuel, first and foremost. She’s also a wife to husband Trey, a Lakeland City Commissioner, a businesswoman and a volunteer. Sara was elected to the Lakeland City Commission in January 2019. She is president of the Randy Roberts Foundation, which she founded to honor her first husband’s legacy after his sudden passing. Sara is also an active volunteer at her children’s schools and at First United Methodist Church in Lakeland.
Charlotte Roberts is a junior musical theater student at Harrison School of the Arts, where she also serves as an officer in the National Honor Society. Since elementary school, she has taken dance, voice and piano lessons. In addition, Charlotte has performed with the Lakeland Community Theatre. Charlotte is a member of the Praise Band at First United Methodist Church. She is a “graduate” of Good Shepherd Hospice’s Camp Brave Heart and appears in the camp video.
Samuel Roberts is an eighth-grade student at Lawton Chiles Middle School. He enjoys being a member of the golf team and the KTV class at the school, as well as playing lacrosse locally. Samuel volunteers each summer at Vacation Bible School for First Presbyterian Church. He enjoys all sports, attending college football games with his family and any other University of Florida sporting event possible. Samuel participated in Good Shepherd Hospice’s Bethany Center service.