Introducing Our Newest Member
My childhood included two wonderful, loving, fun, caring, dedicated parents and three siblings.
I became a Christian at age 13 when a friend invited me to a church where her father was the
pastor. Upon hearing the gospel, I realized Jesus loved me, died for me on the cross, rose from
the grave, and he was offering me forgiveness and salvation. I had never heard that before, and
I believed and received Him as my Savior.
After a couple of months, my friend moved away. I didn’t drive yet and, I was unable to attend
church. However, I longed to go. Nobody in my family was saved, but I shared all I knew with
Two years later, one of my sisters went to church with her friend and became a Christian. We
got baptized together a month later, attended church faithfully, and got into the Word. One by
one over, the next 50 years, my family became Christians.
Bill and I married and moved to Sacramento for six years, where he completed an
apprenticeship in the glass business. The next move was to Berry Creek, then down to Oroville
for the past 30 years.
I have attended Oroville Evangelical Free Church for many years and believe our doctrine
whole-heartily. I have enjoyed teaching in AWANA, VBS, a Junior High evening Bible group,
women’s retreats, and Oroville Christian School. Due to these reasons, I sought membership at
EFC and was accepted.
Our children both attended OCS and, I helped as a room mother, teacher’s aide, volunteer tutor,
yearbook editor, etc.
But 15 years as a stay-at-home Mom was fantastic and the highlight of those years.
I retired in 2020 from Oroville Hospital with over 25 years in the laboratory as a phlebotomist,
supervisor, trainer, and lab assistant. I love people and wanted to give the best care possible.
Working with the public was a joy, and I made many friends.
I served on the Oroville Christian School Board for a three-year term ending in December 2020.
CareNet in Paradise has re-opened, and I had been a volunteer for over two years before the
fire. I am now again helping, counseling, and serving the needs of women, the gospel, and
I have been asked to join the Women’s Committee with Peggy Schultz and Carol Hensel. The
committee had lost a few leaders due to the Berry Creek fire, illnesses, and relocations.
I am excited to be a part of the committee to help, love, serve, get to know the women of our
church better, plan fun events, and get deeper into God’s Word together.
Grateful for this opportunity,