Terry Selby

What brought you to Otterbein?
We had moved into Perry Twp. and I was driving through the area and saw the church on the hill. I told Tammy about it and we started attending.

How long have you been in the ministry?
We’ve been members for about 30 years and active in the administrative area for 20.

Tell me about your family.
Tammy and I are approaching our 40th wedding anniversary and we have two grown children, a son and daughter-in-law, Joshua and Cassie and daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Steve.

What are your hobbies/recreational interests?
Camping and I sing a bit.

What is your favorite quote?
“And this too shall pass.” Nothing in this world is permanent. Regardless of what you’re going through now, good or bad, the situation is bound to change.

What was your first job?
Well, I was raised on a farm so there’s that. My first real job was working at the Mapleton Auction Barn helping move the consignments for the auctioneer and customers. I was 13 or 14.

What is your proudest moment?
There are several of which I am equally proud. My marriage, the birth of my children, the marriages of my children and the celebration of my parent’s 50th wedding anniversary.

What was your childhood ambition?
Law school. Didn’t get there (yet).

What inspires you?
People who go out of their way to be helpful to others with no expectation of reward.

What has God been teaching you lately?
Stop worrying, He’s got this.

What is your guilty pleasure?
Blueberry muffins, or actually, anything with blueberries.

What is your favorite part of your day job?
As an architectural draftsman, I get to draw the plans for a person’s dream home.