I was born in Columbus Ohio, but i don’t know much about Columbus – my father was in the Air Force and we lived in the locations that he was stationed at: Florida, Philippines, New Mexico and Arizona. I am the fifth child out of seven – 3 brothers and 3 sisters (of course, I am the favorite).
I have been married to my husband for 25 years, we have 4 adult children all who live out of state. We have truly been blessed to have traveled to 13 different countries – and have lived in the Philippines (4 years) and Korea (3.5 years).
We have also spent time volunteering while living in Korea through The American Women’s club and the 8th Army Base on Yongsan.
After moving to Arizona, we started attending Redemption Gilbert (then East Valley Bible Church) in 1998, under Tom Shrader’s teaching. I started volunteering in the Children’s Ministries in 2003 with the Preschool age children. While volunteering in the Children’s Ministries, Jesus got a hold of my heart in the 4/5 year old classroom and He revealed the Gospel to me through the eyes of a child. “But Jesus said,”Let the children come to me, don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children”.
Shortly after that I became a part of Staff in 2005. I am currently involved in Angel Tree, our Prison Fellowship Ministry and Redemption Women.