Originally from Missouri, I left home to attend college and there met my husband Steve. After his graduation, we moved to West Virginia where I completed my bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in elementary and special education. After completing school, I taught in a class for preschool children with disabilities.
After five years in West Virginia, we moved to Kentucky where I enjoyed being a stay home mom to our four children for 16 years. I eventually went back to the classroom and spent six years as a special education teacher in Kentucky and one year in Tennessee with preschool through sixth grade students who have moderate and severe disabilities.
Since 2010, Steve and I have been at the Karns church of Christ in Knoxville, TN where I work at the Southeast Institute of Biblical Studies as librarian, adjunct faculty member in the women’s program, and the Dean of Women. I also serve as the director of “Forever His”, a ministry that serves children with disabilities and their families .
In addition to work, I enjoy Andy Griffith trivia, working on my cooking blog and being an amateur detective in genealogy research.