A diehard Yankees, Steelers, & Michigan Wolverines fan, I grew up in the heartland of Iowa. I attended college in Iowa, but received my master’s degree in Indiana. Julie and I met during our college days and we have been married almost 25 years. I have led in various pastoral roles for over twenty years. I enjoy sports, music and reading. I also enjoy desserts with chocolaty foundations. We have three daughters. Erica is married. Melissa is attending Olivet Nazarene University right here in Illinois. Olivia is a sophomore in high school. Best of all, I am a sinner saved by grace; a nobody who knows Somebody and his name is Jesus.
I attended college at Lincoln College and Heartland Community College. I was born and raised in Lincoln, Illinois before moving to Pontiac. I previously worked at Bromenn Healthcare for 13 years before deciding I needed a change. Together with my husband, James, we have four children – Mikayla, Tyler, Matthew and Katelyn. I enjoy scrapbooking, spending time with my kids, and taking motorcycle trips with James.