My Story

  • Certified Professional Life Coach (CPLC) through ICF- accredited Christian Coach Institute
  • Wonderfully married 35 years, with two grown godly sons, daughter-in-law, and two sweet grandsons. 
  • Hold a DMin. in Leadership (emphasis on Spiritual Formation), M.A. in Cross Cultural Studies, plus a Graduate Certificate in Biblical Counseling, from CIU.  
  • Have served 35 years total-- 15 years in overseas service, as a pastor’s wife, and helping international students and families adjust to life in the U.S.
  • Currently serve our church in teaching, youth-group leadership, and worship-leading. 
  • Extensive public speaking experience on communication, cross-cultural skills, leadership, and spiritual formation.
  • 35 years' experience in music ministry (including Spirit-inspired original songs) along with my husband in various settings.
  • Co-authored and published (with my husband) Communicating Like Christ; Praying To God Our Father Using 52 of His Attributes; Who Is A Godly Leader?; and Speaking Beautiful English  (2-part ESL curriculum used by universities in China). Also authored Multicultural Churches:  How Do They Facilitate Spiritual Growth and Health?
  • Favorite activities: nature hikes; playing and singing music; swimming; visiting with and hosting friends; cross-cultural exchange; reading; crocheting.
  • Top Core Values (Faith in God as the foundation):  Relationship; Family; Eternal Effectiveness; Authenticity; Creativity
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