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 were in full time ministry until September 1, 2019. 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.

I plan to add posts to this blog that I have not had time to write during our transitional time now that we have retired. Once we get moved that can begin. My husband told me to hang onto all my teaching materials in case I teach again. First we have to find a church to attend!

Retirement Party

My husband, the Steeler's fan


Pirate Themed Trunk & Treat

Shiver me timbers and batton down the hatch, it's trunk and treat time and have we got a theme for you. Be sure to check the video out a...