I grew up in a bible believing, non-denominational church in West Michigan, and come from a family of very faithful Christ followers. I was saved at an early age, and have always felt very strong in my faith and my personal relationship with our Savior. My favorite verse, and one that I have leaned on often, is Philippians 4:13; I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me. This life is full of challenges, and we are sometimes called to do things that seem difficult, or faced with situations in life that seem impossible, and knowing that we have an all-loving, ever-powerful God that "has our back" is a source of strength and peace that I can't imagine living without.
My husband, Randy, and I have been married for almost 25 years. He was my high school sweetheart. We married young, had an early family, and have both worked really hard for our home to be a fun, loving, nurturing, and stable setting where both we and our kids have grown up. Randy and I were both born and raised in Michigan, and feel that it is one of the best places to raise a family.
We moved to Traverse City in 1997 and love calling TC home. After searching for a church home for a few years, we were introduced to FRC and started attending in 2001. Randy has played guitar in the Worship team here at FRC for the past several years and works locally in Truss sales. I have worked in the medical field for over 25 years, and have been the Office Manager at Bayside Allergy for the past seven years. We love being active outside, and all that Traverse City has to offer for outdoor activities. In the summer you will usually find us on the water somewhere nearby!
We have three great kids who have now grown up here at Faith Reformed Church. Abby, is currently a sophomore at TC Central High School and active in dance, choir, and the FRC youth group. Brayden, is active in the United States Navy and serving as a Petty Officer on the USS Carl Vinson, stationed out of San Diego, California. Courtney, is married to Andy and lives in Traverse City. They have given us two beautiful granddaughters, Olivia and Eloise. We truly love being parents, and now grandparents, and feel that there is no greater gift here on earth than our time spent having fun and making memories with them.