Our path has had many twists and turns along the way. We met during our second year of college as we were studying missionary aviation at Moody Bible Institute. Marriage came in August of 2002 after receiving our A&P licenses from Moody Aviation in Elizabethton, TN. We finished our flight training at Piedmont Baptist College, graduating in 2007.
We moved to Ohio and sought the Lord for where he would like us to serve. The Lord led us to ABWE and the field of Togo. After one year in France for language school, we found out that Dan had cancer. He received his treatments at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio; during those 5 months the Lord strengthened us and was our refuge. Our church in Medina, OH was such a support to us and a beautiful picture of how Christians take care of each other. We praise the Lord that Dan has been in complete remission since January 2014!
We arrived in Togo at the end of 2014, but quickly found that the aircraft in Togo needed a complete overhaul. Our family moved to JAARS in Waxhaw, NC where Dan worked for two years to rebuild the Cessna 206 for ABWE. After the project was completed, we transitioned to ministry with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Cameroon where we spent 18 months flying in support of Bible translation and medical ministry. We are excited as we prepare to fill some much-needed roles within aviation at the JAARS headquarters in Waxhaw, NC!