School Board Member
My husband Martin and I have been Grace parents since 2005, when we moved to Alaska from Washington State so that Martin, who was raised in Anchorage, could join his father in a family business. Our daughter Heidi is a 2012 graduate of Grace; Cameron is a 2014 graduate, and Trevor started at Grace in kindergarten and is slated to graduate in 2020. Grace has been an excellent place for all three of them, providing a high quality education and a positive moral and spiritual environment.
I grew up in Seattle on Queen Anne Hill. I graduated from Washington State University and then the University of Idaho School of Law in 1986. I was a deputy prosecutor in north Idaho for eighteen years, while Martin taught at and eventually became principal of a Christian school in Pullman, Washington where we lived. We were active in our church, established in our careers, and well-connected in the community. I thought we would be there for life. But God – and my husband – had other ideas. See first sentence of the first paragraph above.
Moving to Alaska gave me the opportunity to try being a stay at home mom, a role I thoroughly enjoy. Our family attends Changepoint church, and I have volunteered there as well as at Grace, where I have worked on and chaired the annual auction, helped in the registrar’s office, helped with athletic events, assisted in the classroom and with field trips, etc. I love working with the professional and faith-filled faculty and staff at this school and take joy knowing that my children are regularly influenced and led by them. I also love Alaska’s mountains and open spaces and wildlife. It’s a beautiful place to live.