Charlotte Vaughan Coyle

Charlotte lives and blogs from a small town in East Texas. She loves to sit on the porch to watch her garden grow. She loves having her grandsons splash in the sprinkler in the backyard. She loves the friendship she shares with her husband of 45 years.

CVC photoAnd she loves being connected to a wide diverse cyberspace community. Charlotte is the national secretary and an active volunteer with Coffee Party USA where she regularly posts articles about faith, politics and culture along with her own original writings. Her blogs are often shared to the Join the Coffee Party Movement Facebook page.

Charlotte’s other love is her Living in The Story effort. This is where she reflects on the stories of the Christian Scriptures and explores intersections with our own human stories and “God’s Story of Welcome and Grace.” To learn more about Living in The Story, visit livinginthestory.com

Egberto Willies, political activist and Coffee Party USA Board member, interviewed Charlotte in June 2014. Find that video on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dB74rb3EemU

Coffee Party BlogTalk Radio hosted Charlotte as their guest in October 2014. Her topic was: “Faith, Culture and Politics.” Listen here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/coffeepartyusa/2014/10/07/faith-culture-and-politics–p1fd-10614

Charlotte holds a Bachelor of Nursing degree from Baylor University in Waco TX. A Masters of Divinity from Brite Divinity School (TCU) in Ft. Worth TX. Ordination within the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and did most of the classwork towards a Doctorate of Ministry degree before life interrupted that process. No degree but lots of amazing learning!

9 thoughts on “Charlotte Vaughan Coyle”

  1. just read an article by YOU on FACEBOOK–intrigued by your name, or the VAUGHAN side of your family. My husband’s family settled in Mississippi, in the delta area, a town named after them, Vaughan, MS. They came here from the Carolinas. Have you ever researched your ancestry, if this was your maiden name…we are always searching for relatives!!

    1. Hi Cousin! Thanks for writing! I’m sending an email so we can talk about family stuff. And thanks for reading! Peace…

  2. You’re doing wonderful work here, please continue and keep writing because we ARE reading, and praying that more will heed your timeless message of the essence of faith, kindness and serving others before ourselves.

    1. I am humbled by your affirmation Alija. Thank you. It takes all of us BEING the good news wherever and however we can. Peace…

  3. Charlotte,
    It’s great to hear about your ministries! I treasure the times we shared ministry in the North Texas Area when we were at Northway, and I would like to get “caught up” with your continuing pilgrimage. We retired to Nacogdoches in 2004, and I hope we will have the privilege of your participation in the conference here next year. Blessings to you and yours in this Advent season.
    George

  4. Dear Charlotte,
    This article brought answers to my prayers about legal gay marriage and Christians in an uproar over it. I had finally found a church that I was happy to call home and I believe the pastor has great vision. However, the day that he trotted out Bible verses to condemn homosexuality was the day he lost me. I know he was just teaching what he was taught but your views in this letter are much more in line with my beliefs.

    As a result, I now have direction in my search for a new church – there are three in this denomination nearby and I have already picked one to try this Sunday. God does answer our prayers when our beliefs are challenged! When I prayed for help with this moral struggle, I realized that I did not want to be un-enlightened and that there has to be a way to reconcile all of this that we are too dense to understand. That is where faith comes in. I can still believe in Jesus as my Saviour and also believe that Buddha and the Dalai Lama brought believers to God somehow. Can’t I? Isn’t that the point? That we believe what God leads us to believe and we have no business telling others what to believe. We can bring more believers in by doing what Jesus said, love God, love your neighbor. So simple, yet so difficult for even the “best” Christians.
    Thank you so much for your intelligent and positive letter!
    Sandra Racy

    1. What a great thoughtful response, Sandra! Thank you for writing. I very much appreciate your open mind – Open and compassionate to the pastor still believing what he has always believed; he is on his own journey and how that proceeds is Spirit’s business, not ours. Open and faithful to your own journey, trusting that there are people of faith who share your passions and would make good “travel companions.” (Don’t give up on the search for a church community; let me know if you need to talk about your options.) And Open to discovering Truth wherever that may be. Yes – “the point” – God is in all of this in some mysterious way, crafting Shalom throughout creation. I’ll be thinking of you as you journey on. Peace…

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