Born and raised in California, daughter and granddaughter of Methodist ministers, I was the second of five siblings. I have been married to Dale for forty years, and we used to provide special music in worship. He has put me through school over and over again.
I began with a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry (1978), and then worked in industry for ten years. I hold multiple subject (elementary) (1994) and special education (1998) teaching credentials, and have taught children with moderate-severe andprofound disabilities for ten years.
When God called me into full-time ministry, it was hard for me to leave the children I love so much, but God gave me a dream that would meld my heart for God with my love for people with disabilities. Thus I returned to the other side of the classroom at Claremont School of Theology, graduating with an M.Div. in 2007. Now I am in full-time ministry and pursuing my call to minister with people with disabilities and serve people of all kinds in as many places and ways as God leads me. When I left teaching, I knew that I was not finished learning from children with disabilities. That vision is still expanding. My true calling is just beginning to show itself!