The third of four children of a Lutheran pastor, I grew up in small towns in Ohio. After meeting my husband Martin at and graduating with a BA in Elementary Education from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, we moved to Colorado so I could find work teaching. I worked in the Englewood Schools system until Will was born, then continued staying home with the kids after Grace came along. I got my MA in Curriculum and Instruction while the kids were young, but never returned to full-time teaching. Instead, I’ve been the Director of Education at Holy Cross even longer than Pastor Ron has been our pastor (by two weeks). I enjoy reading mysteries, gardening, taking walks with my husband, going to the gym, and being a mom to grown children.