I was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, where I was part of a loving, Christian family. I attended Awana and church where I heard things about the Lord. I began kindergarten at a Christian school where my teacher would tell us Bible stories and would consistently show us God's love. One day during our Bible time, she explained to us about heaven and hell. I knew, even at that young age, that I wanted to spend eternity in heaven with the One who died for my sins, Jesus Christ. I accepted Him as my Savior that day which marked the beginning of my story. I continued to grow and to learn more about things of the Lord, and at 18, I graduated from high school and received an invaluable gift from my parents. They paid for my first year of tuition at Emmaus Bible College. I had no idea what that gift would mean for my life. In August of 1991, the car all packed to go, my family drove from Buffalo, New York, to Dubuque, Iowa, to drop me off for my freshmen year of college. From that first night alone in my dorm room, I realized that I had been riding on the shirt tales of my parent’s faith, and I quickly realized that I had to make my faith with my Lord, my own. I began to search out Scripture, increased my prayer life, and began to make my relationship with the Lord a priority. He began a good work in me, and He will be faithful to complete it! I continue to grow daily and am striving to live each day for Him. I am happily married to my husband, David, and we have three children. We strive as a family to love the Lord and serve Him with our lives! I am so thankful for my Savior and for the opportunity to serve Him at such a tremendous place like Tri-State Christian School. Our family attends Hope Church in Dubuque, Iowa.