I was born in Detroit, Michigan but moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota while still a toddler. From there it was on to Webberville, MI; Muskegon, MI; Meridan, CT; Camarillo, Ca; Waukegan, IL; and back to Camarillo, CA. This part of my life included at least 12 homes, maybe more. So I really don’t have a home town.
I am the oldest of 4, 3 younger brothers. My Dad is once again living in Camarillo and my Mom is with Jesus. I have a wonderful husband-Randy, and 3 adult children-the youngest is married. The older 2 are still at home-Praise the Lord! I just love having my kids around as well as their friends!
What is your role at NOCC?
Well, along with the 2 part-time staff in the front office, I am responsible for: making sure all the paperwork gets done-which includes the bulletin, the Fall Focus booklet, etc; the purchasing of equipment and materials-which includes paper, tablecloths, Sunday evening dinner; the bills get paid-which includes payroll, missionary support; the events for each ministry get plugged into the all-church calendar; phones get answered; light bulbs get changed; etc, etc, etc!
What is the best part about your role?
I get to talk to people, see projects through from start to finish, and work with the greatest group of people as we facilitate a passionate personal relationship with Jesus Christ leading to life long discipleship.
What do you do for fun?
Randy and I jump in the car with our Nikon D100 and D80 to spend hours taking pictures which I plan on turning into picture books for us to look at with our future grandchildren.
What makes you laugh?
Puppies, dogs, kittens, cats, babies, toddlers, children, adolescents, teens, young adults, myself, my children, my husband, clean jokes, perhaps I might just say, Life?
What do you count as the greatest invention of the last 100 years? Why?
My vote goes to running, purified water that comes out a faucet, shower head, swirls in a toilet, and ends up in a treatment plant since it has a positive impact on health and the amount of time it takes to keep a house and family clean.
What is your favorite place on earth?
Anyplace where my family is gathered is where I want to be.
If you could be on any reality television show, which one would it be?
None, my reality is enough for me!
Bible, historical novels, biographies,
Eugene Petersen, Max Lucado, Hannah Hurnard, Phillip Yancy
Classical, from the ‘70’s and 80’s rock, Newsboys, Michael W. Smith
The Sound of Music, The King and I