We are the Three Generations of Payne – daughter, mother, and grandmother.
How did we come up with this name and this service?
The service started with Rev. Janice Carter (“Rev. Jan”). I am an ordained non-denominational minister and I have the happy privilege of marrying couples! I also provide premarital discussions and coaching, also known as premarital counseling. As a result of this service, I saw that there is a great need for people, other than engaged couples, to have a trusted source to talk to about their problems and situations that they encounter.
My maiden name was Payne. So the joke is, “I was born a Payne, my mother became a Payne, and my daughter was never a Payne”. When you say this out loud, it becomes a play on words, since Payne sounds exactly like “pain”.
It is a very appropriate name since we deal with the pain of life. We all encounter times of transitions and devastation that we must deal with. Who can a person go to to get help with these issues? The Three Generations of Payne!