Romancing the pet-lover's soul
Teri Wilson
Copyright 2018 © Barry M. Baker
Teri Wilson, a graduate of Texas A&M University,
has been an animal lover since childhood. She is a
member of Alamo Heights United Methodist Church
in San Antonio, Texas, where she has been a Bible
Study leader since 2002. Teri also co-founded the
People with Pets ministry at AHUMC, which is a
ministry team that reaches out to others through
the love of their pets. For the past five years, Teri
has been actively involved in animal-assisted
therapy. She and her Golden Retriever, Nellie,
volunteer with Paws for Service, whose mission is to
improve human health and well-being by promoting
mutually beneficial relationships with animals and
using them as examples of God s unconditional
love. Teri and Nellie regularly visit elderly residents
at Esplanade Gardens Assisted Living and patients
at Christus Santa Rosa Children s Hospital in San
Antonio. Teri also enjoys writing short stories which
glorify God and celebrate the human-animal bond.
Her stories are published regularly in a variety of
animal-related periodicals and Christian literature
anthologies. She is currently working on her first