I grew up in Ingalls, KS, a very small town in Western Kansas. I graduated from Tabor College and married Mike in 1973. We have twins, Michael, who is a healthcare worker in the psychiatric wards at various hospitals in Wichita, and, Melissa, who is a social worker at Kansas Christian Home in Newton. I taught school for 23 years, managed the Hillsboro Country Haven Inn for four years and was employed at Tabor College for five years. A very important part of my life are my grandchildren.