Ministry Coordinator – Mission Advancement
Office: 716.631.2636 x209
I was born and raised in a loving, Christian home in rural WNY. Being introduced to Jesus as my Savior by my parents, I gave my heart and life to Christ at a very early age. My memories begin with Christ being there—a part of everything. My parents are both PKs, and I remember when my dad became a pastor as well. Helping people discover who Jesus is and make the choice to follow Him isn’t just part of my family’s DNA, it is a call God put on my heart as well. Although my teen years presented some challenges to my faith, I’m thankful that I made the decision to follow Jesus.
Early on, God blessed me with a wonderful husband and companion for life. At 16, I met Leo at a youth Bible study that gathered weekly in a home across the street from Attica Prison. Leo will smile and then tell you that is where he received his life sentence—and then I’ll wink and remind him that it works both ways. After raising three great kids, all of whom love the Lord, and being blessed with eight grandchildren (so far), Leo still makes me laugh like when we were dating. I’m so glad God brought us together to enjoy this lifelong journey of faith.
Following Jesus has taken me many interesting places at home and abroad. From teaching Sunday school classes in my local church, to serving in garbage dump communities in Mexico City and Cairo, Egypt, to presenting stone plaques of the Ten Commandments to Senators and Representatives on Capitol Hill, to joining the team here at The Chapel with Kingdom Come, God is faithful to see me through every step of the way. I have found that no matter what circumstances come my way, my testimony will always echo the words of the old hymn that goes, “Every day with Jesus is sweeter than the day before.”
More about me
My all-time favorite movie is, “The Princess Bride.” I enjoy spending time with my husband, our children and grandchildren, hiking, gardening, reading a plethora of books, writing, a variety of handcrafts, old movies, and traveling.