About Me

I grew up in North Plainfield, NJ, learned to drive on Rte. 22, spent summers in Ocean City, NJ, graduated from Marist College with a BA in psych, spent a year abroad (England), and earned an MPS degree from the Alliance Theological Seminary.

I met my husband in Greek class at seminary, we married in June of 1980 and have been in the ministry ever since. My husband is an ordained pastor with the Christian & Missionary Alliance. Presently we make our home in Jamestown, NY. We have two grown daughters along with two son-in-laws.

I have taught everything from preschool to adults. My heart is in teaching, but I also long to have a deeper prayer ministry.

It is the goal of KidFrugal to provide resources, ideas and encouragement to the small church, which I believe can still have a large ministry. I hope the posts on here can come along side you in some way and give you hope and assistance for your journey. The church exists to equip, strengthen and build up believers in order to do God's work. May you be strengthened to carry on and be a part of His great work through this small contribution of KidFrugal.

My gratitude to my former coach, Barney Kinard, for helping to identify my giftings and focus in ministry. It was his guidance, direction and encouragement that led me to begin this blog. Barney is one of the coaches with Kidology. He blogs at Kidhelper. I would like to dedicate this blog to Coach Barney, who has poured his life out to equip so many in children's ministry, including me. Thank you Coach.

In September of 2019 my husband is retiring. I plan to continue this blog for awhile. There are still activities that I have done that I didn't have time to write about. We are not sure what the future will hold for us. I am looking at the possibility of working part time at a children's museum of sorts. Stay tuned and I will keep you updated. 

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