I was born & raised in a loving Christian home in rural Colorado as the oldest of 6 children. I learned many bookkeeping skills from my mother as she kept the books for our family business. I graduated from a very small Christian School, which I attended from K to 12th and earned my B.A. in Church Music from Baptist Bible College with a major in Piano. This is where I was assigned to sit next to my future husband, Tom, every morning at 8:30am! We married in 1992 and our adventure began! We both worked in the Music Department at a Baptist Church/School in Anaheim, CA for almost a year, and then we changed gears, as Tom felt called into Youth Ministry. He has served with “Youth for Christ”, as Youth Pastor, and is currently serving as Area Director with “Young Life” here in Charlotte County since 2011. We adopted our oldest son, Christian, in Indiana where we also had our daughter Karissa. Zackary Bryce was born in Alabama, and we adopted Gabriella & Brad just last December here in Florida. I love teaching piano lessons & working at DC3! My favorite verse is I Peter 5:7.