I’ve been happily married for almost 50 years to my husband, Perry, a retired Marine Corps officer and “Star Wars” engineer. We recently relocated from Tennessee to Virginia Beach, Virginia where our daughter’s family has recently relocated due to her husband’s Naval career. Perry and I have five children and 6 grandchildren. I enjoy reading, cooking, being with family, playing cards, camping, and loving on my animals (not as many animals now since we sold our 58-acre Tennessee farm in Feb 2020!

My salvation verse is Job 1:21, “….The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. Blessed be the name of the Lord….” This verse was inscribed on a sympathy card that someone mailed to me (an unbeliever at the time) in my darkest hour. My younger brother had just died in a plane crash, and at the time of his death, I had been suffering with infertility for many years. I needed comfort from the God I had been searching for all my life through high school, college, and the early years of our marriage.  I didn’t grow up in a Christian home, but I always felt Him calling me. Just knowing that God was in control of the “taking away” of my brother somehow comforted me, and in a matter of a few months, I found out that He “gaveth me” a baby-on-the-way.  When two Marine Corps wives shared Jesus with me, I went to the base chaplain in Kaneohe, Hawaii (where my husband was stationed at the time) to ask him all the MANY questions I had. He sent me home with Scriptures to look up in the Bible FOR MYSELF (now you know why I love inductive Bible study!)  I accepted Christ as my Savior 45 years ago and have dedicated my life to serving Him.

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish from UCLA (I grew up in California), and I taught high school Spanish for a few years when we lived in Alabama. I studied with Bible Study Fellowship for 5 years when my children were young, and one day I attended a Precept Ministries workshop in San Diego in 1985.  I have been a Precept leader for 35 years and have led Precept classes in all the churches where God moved us, as well as in our home.  I had the privilege of serving as a Precept Ministries Workshop Trainer for 15 years teaching others how to lead Precept discussions and study deeper for themselves. My husband and I taught Precept curriculum for eight years (2-week semesters) at a Bible College in Kiev, Ukraine.

I look forward to teaching and training with Beloved Truth International. My key verse is from 2 Peter 3:18, “…..grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”

“A Marine Chaplain sent me home with Scriptures to look up in the Bible FOR MYSELF (now you know why I love inductive Bible study!)”