Familiar with ministry setting, Mary moved to Arizona to be near family and found that she missed working after more than 3 decades of leading music ministry. She holds degrees from Wilmington College of Ohio and Asbury Theological Seminary and served churches in Ohio, Kentucky, and Georgia. Newspaper work coupled with graphic design and a love for people gave her a unique skill set and eventually became a great fit for American Lutheran Church! Mary is the youngest of five siblings who were raised in Ohio, four of whom now reside in the Sun Cities. In her spare time, Mary enjoys making new friends, hiking, biking, walking, and sewing.