The Rev. Deacon Sharon Dalrymple was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. Golf was an important part of her youth, so she attended Arizona State University to play golf and earn a BA in English. Returning to San Antonio, she briefly taught school and then joined the family business, Gladwin Paint Company, an automotive paint distributor, for 35 years; she was CFO and CEO and is still on the board. She met her partner, Shelley, while volunteering at a camp for children with disabilities. Together they moved to Kentucky to raise Rocky Mountain horses and then to the mountains in eastern Arizona. Her faith and desire to serve drew her to the diaconate, and she was ordained in June 2013. Before moving to Los Osos, her service included work with the White Mountain Apaches.