I have been working with Andy since the beginning of Desert Stream
Ministries in 1980. We were married in 1981 in Hermosa Beach,
California. Both native Californians we moved to Kansas City in 2005.
Our four children are now grown: Gregory, Nick, Katie and Sam.
I am most in my “element” spending time with my kids (including three
amazing daughters-in-law, Christina, Meghan and Chelsea), our grandkids
(Luke and Elizabeth in heaven and Jacob and Camille here on earth) and
being with our dogs Joni and Judy. I also love worshipping at nearby
Christ Church Anglican Overland Park where I’m very involved in Altar
Having ministered to wives, family members and those who are seeking
healing for their own areas of personal wounding and sin, I see how God
loves to bring healing to his sons and daughters. Having received much
healing from sexual abuse in my own life, I am privileged to be used by
Him to bring His gifts of grace and mercy to those who seek healing in
I am increasingly aware of the decay of the moral culture in our
churches. Issues and behaviors that were unacceptable 20 years ago are
now embraced as normal. But I also believe more than ever in the power
of the Lord to renewal and restoration to those who call upon His name!
After 40 years of ministry I still marvel at the amazing people who
labor alongside of Andy and me–many for more than 3 decades. Whether
giving their time or financial support (many do both!), these wonderful
folks give much grace to us in the challenge of ministry.