I graduated from Calvin College and worked in a treatment center at Bethany Christian Services. Later I decided to combine my education and counseling experience by going back to school for a master’s degree in school counseling from Western Michigan University.  I married my high school boyfriend, Paul.  We have three adult sons, two daughter-in-laws and five grandchildren.  My greatest joy is being with our family and creating memories through celebrating life’s milestones.  I also enjoy playing tennis, pickleball, bike riding and traveling.  One of our best trips as a family was visiting Machu Picchu.