I was raised Roman Catholic, but in my teens started attending a Protestant charismatic church. I spent 6 1/2 years overseas in Bethlehem, Palestine and there started attending a Lutheran church because they were friendly.
I am married to Ray, have two grown children and a granddaughter.
I graduated from Elim Bible Institute in Lima, NY in 1976. I got my bachelor's degree in 2008 through Regent University, VA Beach, VA. In 2012 I graduated from Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary in Gettysburg, PA with a concentration in Town and Country Ministry.
I have been pastor of Bethel since July, 2012.