As a life long resident of Alaska, what I love about this state is that it shows the evidence of God's extravagant love and creativity. I am the last of 8 children and my Father (and family) originally came to Alaska in 1954 to serve as the first permanent pastor to Immanuel Baptist Church, that years later became Shannon Park Baptist Church. My husband and I were led to join and serve at Shannon Park as newlyweds, 30 years ago. Teaching children and youth, leading a puppet/drama ministry and outreach through missions have been my passions. I have directed youth ministry for the past 20 years and have more recently enjoyed singing on the praise team beside my daughter with David, my husband leading. David and I have been blessed with 2 wonderful children (high school and college age). A fun quirk to our family is that my identical twin is married to my husband's brother and they also have 2 children, close in age to ours. Skiing, biking, hiking and travel with friends and/or family are favorite ways I spend my free time. I work part time in a very rewarding field as an exercise specialist in Cardiac Rehab. I also spent 10 years teaching high school physical education prior to taking time off to raise my children. I am excited to see what God is going to do in this next chapter of ministry at Shannon Park Baptist Church.