I am the writer who compiles the monthly prayer materials and covers the ministries in Africa and Europe. I have worked for Mennonite Mission Network and its predecessor agencies, Commission on Overseas Missions and Mennonite Board of Missions, since 1985, in Benin, West Africa (1985–2000), and in the Elkhart, Indiana, office (2000–present). I am a member of Waterford Mennonite Church. My husband, Rod, and I have three adult children with spouses and two grandchildren, with one on the way. I love biking and doing almost anything outdoors.