originally from:  Michigan
previous job:  math teacher in Indiana
favorite filipino food:  buko (young coconut) shake
least favorite filipino food:  balut (fertilized duck egg)
favorite thing to do:  reading a good book on the beach
favorite song:  young at heart
favorite bible verse:  Proverbs 4:18
The path of the righteous is like the morning sun,
  shining ever brighter till the full light of day.


birthday: december 17

I'm happy to be a part of this crazy missionary family. I love teaching and have a desire to teach wherever I am in the world. I attended Spring Arbor University and there I met Matt and he introduced me to the idea of becoming missionaries someday.  After graduating, I taught 7th and 8th grade math for 6 years before we felt the call to the Philippines.  


In Butuan City, I home schooled Chloe and am planning to do that at least for the first year of our return. I really enjoy working with young people and I am excited to see exactly how God will use me in our ministry to the people of Manila.  I love cooking and having people in our home. It excites me to see our own children learning to love God and his people.  


In my spare time, I enjoy reading novels, cooking, baking, and playing my family.  I love to be outdoors and especially enjoy the beach.  Which is good since the Philippines has a lot of those! What I miss most about the Philippines when I am gone is the people. I have never met a more loving and welcoming group of people.  

I am really looking forward to the adventures that God has for our family and I trust that you will be praying as God works out all the details.  I have found that God is the master of “perfect timing” and it marvels me that He knows exactly what we need when we need it.  I trust that you will pray along with me that we can follow the plans He has set before us.