I was born in Chateauroux, France, into an Air Force family.Our family returned from our many travels to my parent’s home town of Vista, CA as I completed Jr. High.
In Vista, I started attending the Community Church with my grandmother. It was in that church’s youth group that I started my life journey with the Lord of my life. I graduated from high school and went on to major in Christian Education at Seattle Pacific College in Seattle, WA, and studied Theology, with an emphasis in Youth Ministry, at Fuller Theological in Pasadena, CA.
My work life has been varied. I have held all sorts of positions in the retail world from sales to management of all sorts, and in the non-profit world for Young Life and World vision.
God used a job to transplant me to the east coast form the west coast in 1992, for a position in the North East Regional office of Nordstrom. I met Allen shortly after moving to NJ and we were married 1994. We have one child, Holly Marie. For 17 years I was an at-home, but very busy volunteer, mom. We home schooled for four of those years, Holly’s grades 6th through 9th. I returned to the workforce in 2014.