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Happy McLeod

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Before coming to Burnsville as the Administrator of The Blessing Place, Happy lived in Tryon, NC where she spent most of her life until she was married and after she retired. Other places she lived along her journey were Spartanburg, SC and the Low Country of South Carolina with a short stint in New York City where she went to high school. She was blessed to grow up in a Christian home with a father whose love was always unconditional. She has often wondered if she became a lay minister, served on the finance committee, was elected to the Vestry and became a Senior Warden at her church because she watched her father in those very same roles.

Happy was baptized, confirmed and married in the Episcopal Church. She attended the Methodist Church when she was married and later left the Episcopal Church to join an evangelical Anglican Church. She has also worshiped in Baptist Churches (because that is where the cute boys were!) and Presbyterian Churches before returning to the Episcopal Church. In 2018 she co-authored the start of the Carolina Foothills Chapter of The Order of St. Luke. These various affiliations have cemented her faith and spiritual views of Christianity.

After high school Happy attended a small liberal arts college where she graduated with a degree in Sociology. Later she earned a Masters Degree in Public Administration. She married her college sweetheart. They were married twenty-one years and have an awesome daughter and son and three beautiful grandchildren. Regrettably the marriage did not last forever as she thought it would.

From about age six to twenty-five, Happy’s greatest love was horses. As a little girl she played with horse figurines and built barns and farms on the floor of her bedroom. In high school and college she showed on the then Western NC Horse.

Show Circuit and rode and hunted with the Tryon Riding & Hunt Club. During the summers she helped Russell Walther with his riding clinics at Converse College, the Block House in Tryon, and Camps Green Cove and Mondamin in Tuxedo, NC.

Over the years she became a fairly good cook and enjoyed entertaining. Any time spent outdoors was time well spent. Her family and friends are the biggest blessings in her life. She has always strived to give back to her community the blessings it has given her.

In the mid-1990s, Happy’s life changed forever. She developed an infection in the cuticle of the middle finger of her right hand. After home remedies failed to make it better, she went to the doctor and was put on an antibiotic. The infection only got worse. The doctor changed the antibiotic. The infection worsened. She was referred to a specialist who changed the antibiotic again. By this time the nail was almost completely gone and the end of her finger looked like canned dog food. She was receiving the medicine intravenously now. One Wednesday morning the doctor told her if they didn’t find an antibiotic the infection responded to soon she stood a good chance of losing her finger and if the infection got into the bone she could be in real danger. She left the doctor’s office and went straight to the Healing Prayer Service at her church. She told the prayer team that prayed with her that she didn’t want this infection anymore and asked God to take it and use it. He did. The pain went away immediately. She never took any more medicine. She never went to another doctor. Slowly over three to four weeks the infection cleared up. The finger healed. Today that finger looks just like the others and the nail has grown back.

From that day on Happy has not been able to learn enough about healing prayer. She has studied under some of the best: Francis & Judith McNutt, John Wimber, David & Mary Pitches, to name a few. She has been a healing prayer minister for nearly thirty years now as well as coordinated prayer ministries. She brings with her to The Blessing Place a love of Jesus Christ Our Lord and a firm commitment to rekindle his healing prayer ministry by teaching and ministering to the sickness, disease, evil and brokenness in the world today. The Blessing Place is here for you. Please come!  

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