I joined Grace Episcopal Church as their Finance Manager in October 2018. Originally from the Kansas City area, I graduated from the University of Kansas in 1984 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. I immediately joined Black & Veatch Engineers in my hometown of Overland Park, Kansas where, over 25 years, I worked my way from Project Accountant up to Government Contract Specialist. Then, I accepted an offer to join Rees & Kincaid Attorneys at Law where my accounting experience gave me the opportunity to work with Trust and Estate Administration and eventually earned the title of paralegal. While working as a paralegal, I also signed on with RedPropeller Speakers Bureau as their Finance and Contract Manager and continue in that position today. When the attorneys I worked for retired in 2015, I decided to sell my log home on 30 acres in Bates City, Missouri and move closer to family in Michigan. In 2016, I built a house in Douglas, Michigan where I now reside. I love the Beatles, classic cars and have spent many years working in the art of stained glass.