Hero Interview from The Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek by Jane Perrine

» Posted on Mar 27, 2012 in Blog | 19 comments

This week I’m hosting Jane Perrine with The Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek, Leann Harris with Second Chance Ranch (1st book in series) and Laura Hilton with Promised to Another.  If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on one of the post during the week with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (April 1st) evening.

Interview with the hero from The Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek by Jane Perrine:

1.  Adam Jordan,  tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I’m a just out-of-seminary and newly ordained minister who’s been called to serve a small church in the Hill Country of Texas.  They chose me because I’m the best they can afford.

2.  What do you do for fun?

I play basketball.  I’m not good, played  varsity in high school, intramural in college, and pick-up games after that, but I love the competition and need to work off energy.

3.  What do you put off doing because you dread it?

I put off counseling others because I’m not sure I can say anything to help them.  There’s lots of new stuff going on now.  Once I get used to preaching every Sunday and hospital calls and all the other stuff ministers do, I’ll start reading about how to counsel.  Hope no one asks me for advice until I finish a few books.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life?

I’m not afraid—really afraid—of anything.  Altogether, I’m a fairly confident person in most areas.  However, there’s a woman who runs the church, Miss Birdie, who intimidates me.  She expects me to do what she wants and life is easier if I do. 

5.  What do you want out of life?  

I love Butternut Creek.  I want to stay here the rest of my life, to minister to the congregation in this beautiful part of God’s creation.

6.  What is the most important thing to you?  

Growing into ministry.  I went to seminary and can quote my professors.  Now I have to learn to put all that knowledge into practice.

7.  Do you read books? If so, what is your favorite type of book? 

I read everything.  As a minister, I read to keep up with theology, the Bible, and, someday, counseling.  I read Like most guys, I like fiction with lots of breaking glass and explosives.

8.  If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? 

I’m really awkward around  women so I’d like to be able to talk them, to be comfortable.  I want to get married some day but my schedule doesn’t match with the timetable of the church women.  They are determined for me to get married now to fill the parsonage with children.  Hard to do that when I’m such a dud with women.  Besides, there aren’t a lot of single young women in a small town. 

9.  Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet?  

I have Chewy, a huge dog of an exotic and unidentifiable genetic background.  It’s obvious all of his ancestors must have been enormous, clumsy, multicolored, and friendly.  I played basketball in the park with a high school kid, Hector Firestone.  When I discovered he and his sister were homeless, I brought them to the parsonage.  Chewy—who’d been Janey’s dog–tagged along.

10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why?  

I’d go back to walk the dusty paths with Jesus, to hear his words and listen to his teachings.  What more could a minister ask for? 


  1. A lovely hero interview. I’m going to like Adam Jordan. I can see that.


  2. I would love to win.

  3. Margaret, thank you so much for inviting me to your blog. I’m happy to be here and to share Adam Jordan with your readers.

    And I’d love to answer any questions about Adam or Butternut Creek or the lovely people who live there.


  4. Do Hector and his sister live in Butternut Creek with Adam? What’s the sister like? And what does Miss Birdie think of it?

  5. Do Hector and his sister live in Butternut Creek with Adam – What’s the sister like? And what does Miss Birdie think of it?

  6. Apologies for duplicate posting – the site crashed and I couldn’t see the original of what I’d written.

    • Same thing happened to me–the site crashed when I was answering you. No problem.

  7. Yes, Hector and Janey, his sister, now live in the parsonage with Adam. Janey’s shy–she’s been through a lot. At first, Miss Birdie thought the parsonage was only for the minister and his family, but Winnie convinced her that caring for others is what churches do. Now she’s pleased with the situation.

  8. If Adam is a basketball fan, he must be in heaven during March Madness. Has he been rooting for a particular team?

    • I love your question, Jane! Yes, Adam is having a great time. His team is in the Final Four–Louisville! Oddly, that’s my team as well. Thanks for asking.

  9. I need to change my icon! I thought it was funny–as a writer–to use Shakespeare. Not that I in anyway compare myself. Didn’t dawn on me that icon would show up here!

  10. I like Adam already. Now I want to learn more about Hector, Janey, and Chewy.

    My copy of The Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek has arrived, Jane, and I can’t wait to read it.

  11. You mentioned that the availablilty date had moved up–I’m so glad you got your pre-order, Pat. Thank you! Hope you love it.

  12. I love the cover and title of The Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek! Would LOVE to win a copy! Enjoyed the interview with Adam. I agree with him too, about going back in time…I would love to walk the dusty paths with Jesus, hear His words and listen to His teachings.

    🙂 Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

  13. Thanks, Cindy! I can’t imagine anything more wonderful that listening to Jesus speak the words we believe.

    And, Margaret, thank you so much for having me here today. I met some lovely people.

  14. Oh, I already love this story! Congratulations, Jane, on what is sure to be a fabulous series!

  15. Thank you, Anne Marie. Hope you’ll drop by Butternut Creek often–at least three times?

    • LOL! COUNT on it!

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