I attended high school in Illinois, and it was during this time that I attended a Christian camp and heard the salvation message. It was at the age of 15 that I acknowledged I was a sinner and believed in Jesus’ death and resurrection and asked Him to be Lord of my life.
I am married to a wonderful man and we have been blessed with three children. Annie is attending Faith Baptist Bible College and Jacob and Greta are at Fourth Baptist Christian School. I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, creating healthy meals for my family, and travelling.
From a young age, I knew that I wanted to be a teacher. Following high school, I attended Bethel University where I earned my degree in elementary education. I taught for three years full-time in the public schools, and then God lead me to home school our children for 15 years. During that time, I had many opportunities to work with children which included teaching at and co-leading a home school co-op, tutoring, substitute teaching, proctoring standardized testing, and working with children who have special needs.