I have been a member of Ogden Dunes Community Church for 46 years. During those years I have served in many roles, such as: Christian Education Director, after school youth program coordinator, youth music leader, Sunday School teacher, Vacation Bible School Director, Elder on the Session (governing board of the church), and Clerk of the Session. I currently serve as an Elder on Session and the team leader for the Worship Committee, which oversees all aspects relating to worship services at ODCC. I sing in the Sanctuary Choir and ring handbells with the Chancel Bell Ringers. My educational background is in Elementary Education; however, I currently work with college students at Indiana University Northwest in Gary as an Academic Advisor and Success Coach within the Guided Studies Program. I am a mother of 2 adult children with 6 grandchildren.