As a Nebraska farm girl, I spent the first 17 years of my life learning to love small, rural communities and the farm families that made them home. I spent the next 17 years of my life living around the country, serving in Iraq as a Marine officer, and gaining an appreciation for what makes this country great. Today, I am back home to continue serving. I have a passion for leadership and education, and my goal is to lead and educate as many people as I can onto the path of financial stability and security. I do this with the help and support of my husband and our two boys. As we have lived around the country we have learned just how important it is to have a church family, and we are proud to call Thanksgiving Lutheran in Bellevue our church family home!