I was raised as an only child. My parents adopted me as an infant. I was blessed to have parents who loved me very much. My Mother was a very patient person teaching me the value of hard work. I was involved for many years in tap dancing and found much comfort in scripture reading during some of the more tumultuous times of my life. I am still a disciplined reader of scripture reading every day and follow the lectionary. I attended church sporadically with my mother. I have had an exciting career as an executive Secretary working in the Department of Social Services, now Health and Human Services. I served the Boyne City Presbyterian church as the clerk for over ten years. It seems that God was preparing me for service as clerk. I became much more involved in Church after I met my husband Ken. We have eight grandchildren.