Birthdate: March 12
Birthplace: Fort Wayne, IN
City of residence prior to Towne House: Fort Wayne, IN
Education: Hoagland High School, B.S. from Valparaiso University, M.A. from John Carroll University, and Post Grad at the University of Michigan
Profession/Employment: Middle School Counselor at Cleveland Lutheran High School East for four years and Cleveland, OH Public Schools for 34 years.
Church Affiliation: Lutheran and International Order of St. Luke the Physician (OSL)
Special Interests: Christ, healing prayer, hiking, reading, international travel, spiritual direction and faith formation, listening, neighborhood community associations, American Red Cross and social service volunteering.
Family and important people: I had my father, William August and my mother, Clara Marie. I have my brothers Norbert, Richard, Carl, Elvin, and Arthur. I have three loving nieces and six nephews as well as 46 grand nieces and nephews-that includes great grands who are still arriving and being a blessing. I am part of a gold star family. First born son and elder brother, Norbert, died in 1951 during the Korean War.
About Me (world travels, exciting experiences, and proud moments):
I have traveled to many states for study, relaxation, and disaster relief. I visited and studied in parts of Canada, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Finland, Denmark, Italy, France, Germany, England, Scotland, Wales, Israel, Palestine, Green, Sweden, and Japan. A breakthrough was the moment I realized that forgiveness does not change what happened in the past. Forgiveness is a healthy form of self-love that releases life in the future be it long or short.