Michael and I have been married for 25 years, and we have three wonderful children. Jennifer is a graduate of Mount Vernon Nazarene College,with a degree in Christian Education and missions. She currently resides in Colorado Springs where she is employed as a Day Care Director. Jennifer will be getting married June 2002 to Jed.
Jed is a wonderful Christian young man studying for ministiry. Our son Joshua is married to Melanie and they have two beautiful children. Matthew was born February 19, 2001, and Olivia was born March 21, 2002. We adore these precious blessings God has given to our family.
Joel is 20. He enjoys yard work, singing and Jami...his girlfriend!!
Michael is an ordained elder with The Church of The Nazarene. We currently pastor in the West Point Church of the Nazarene, on the Akron Ohio District. Our family is very musical, we love to camp, spend time in the out of doors, some of our favorite spots are Niagra Falls, Cooks's Forest Pennsylvania, and our own church Meadow, and of course the beautiful Rockie Mountains in Colorado.
Donna enjoys working in the Kingdom along side of Michael. We believe in teaming in ministry. Although she is not called to preach, she does have a call to be a helpmate to Michael, and is available at his side. Donna leads the missions of the church and is also Women's Ministries director.
WORDS FROM DONNA:I have been blessed with something called Panic Disorder, and I say blessed, because God has given me HIS strength to get through and to help others who struggle with it. I am not ashamed nor embarressed by it.Sure it gets to me sometimes and it limits me, but my God is faithful to me through it all. I used to ask why me, why this, why now. But God has given me so much help, I don't question very much at all any more.
Panic disorder seems to be hereditory in my family. I am the second child of seven, the middle girl. Six out of seven of us have panic disorder today, we are all affected differently, but we indeed have panic disorder.
It would take me forever to even begin to write all the ways that God has blessed and helped me through this. He is a God of miracles, and I love him for that.
Panic disorder does NOT mean you are loosing your mind, it does NOT mean you have to be on medication all the time....it is a chemical imbalance that causes one to panic for no reason. I have lots of information on it, and am looking for more...I praise the Lord for his faithfulness to me. To God be the Glory.
We, as a family, work as a team in ministry, and we encourage other minsistry families to try being a team. It takes all of us doing our share to make it be what God intends for it to be.
Our family is very interested in helping to build the Kingdom of Christ, by obeying His commands, loving others into HIS kingdom. We are committed to do HIS will first and formost.
Being a pastor's wife, I know that the ministry life is very unique. There is no other life like it. I feel privileged and honored to serve with my husband in minstry. I love our church and our people! They are very special to both of us!
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