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Interpreter Brings Pastor’s Words to All Church Members

By Jared Turner jared.turner@roanoke.com 381-1643

DUBLIN — “Connie Pierett’s passion for teaching the deaf came not through what she heard. It was a result of what she saw.

‘I watched the deaf in worship,’ said Pierett, who made her first observations while attending church a few years ago at Radford Worship Center. ‘It was a beautiful experience to see them worship God in their language.’

That language — sign language — intrigued Pierett enough to enroll in two distance-education sign language courses at New River Community College. She learned how to interpret about 3,000 words.

‘You’re hooked after that,’ Pierett said.

That was four years ago.

Now a teacher in the adult education office at NRCC, Pierett recruits GED candidates and helps deaf students…”

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