Deb was raised in a Christian home, and attended a Reformed Church in rural Wisconsin. While Deb always thought she was a Christian, she made that decision her own at a Christian concert she attended with her Campus Life group in high school. Throughout high school, college, and her single years, she was heavily involved in several different ministry opportunities. Deb graduated from Central College with a math degree, and worked at Principal Financial Group as a project leader, which is where she developed many organizational skills. Deb started attending First in 2001 after being engaged to Brad, and has been involved in different children’s ministries ever since. Deb’s passion is for kids to have their own faith rather than cleaving to the faith of their parents or others. In 2019, Deb started in this position, and hopes the behind-the-scenes tasks she is doing will better allow the leaders to focus on bringing lives to Jesus. Deb continues to volunteer in our GEMS and KidsQuest ministries, and loves seeing kids get excited about their faith. Deb is married to Brad, and they have 3 children: Ashley, Morgan, and Tyler. Most of her free time is spent supporting her kids in their numerous activities.