I was born and raised in Ft. Wayne, baptized at St. Paul’s and attended St. Paul’s Lutheran School. After 4th grade our family move to Tucson, AZ and Dayton OH for several years. We came back to Ft. Wayne and I attended Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church and school on St. Mary’s Avenue. I graduated from Concordia Lutheran H.S. and worked in business field for several years before marriage and family.
My husband and I are Charter members of Praise Lutheran Church and have served on the Church Council at Praise and at present work with the property ministry.
We have three grown children – all CLHS graduates. We now have 6 grandchildren. Only one lives in Fort Wayne so we do tend to travel some since my husband retired. I enjoy my family and gardening. I also hope to expand my cooking skills in the future.
I was stay-at-home mom for many years, working at home in photo negative retouching for commercial photo studios. I became involved with many volunteer groups over the years including:
- Allen Co. Alcohol Council (my brother was almost killed by a drunken driver),
- Izaak Walton League (Dedicated to protecting our nation’s soil, air, woods, waters and wildlife) and
- Our community association and served on their Boards and as an officer.
I have worked as a full time Real Estate Broker with Willow Creek Realty since 1987 and work with my sister in that firm. I love working with people and helping them accomplish their dreams of owning their own home or selling a home to move on with their lives in another.
Since 1987 I have worked with Lutheran Ministries Media, Inc. and their television program "Worship for Shut-Ins" ~ which is the only consistently active Lutheran Church Missouri Synod television worship service in the country. I have worked as floor director and have served on the board of directors for LMM as well as in the position of Board Chairman. This ministry is in 17 television markets including most of Indiana and 7 other states and many nursing homes and hospitals on their closed-circuit systems. This is an independent LCMS ministry and is registered with LCMS as an RSO. We have 3 full time and 1 part time employee, 82 volunteers and hope to expand further.
This ministry is very
much needed and all of
my husband’s family has
been or is involved in
military – with a nephew
and his son both
One is on his 3rd Iraq tour.