I have lived in Southern Illinois my entire life. I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Bob Hale, for 27 years. We have 3 amazing children & 1 bonus child, Bobby & his wife Alisha, Steven & our youngest, Kimberlynn, all are followers of Jesus Christ, I Love what 3 John 1:4 says “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” so very true! We also have 1 furry child named Patunia, a 7 lb yorkie-poo that gets spoiled by everyone. Many many Chickens & 2 rabbits.

My husband was the first to surrender his life to Christ in 1998. The change I seen in him was absolutely amazing. Seeing this change, changed me, I wanted to know this Jesus that he knew too. In early 1999, I surrendered my life to Christ & have been serving Him ever since.

In March 2014, we came to FBC because a friend had asked us to attend the Easter program she was in, we were so blessed by the program & kept thinking about it & the church. So since we were kinda in between Churches anyway, we began attending FBC in May of 2014 & it wasn’t long before we knew we had found our new home church. The love we felt by others in the church is still felt to this day & we know this is where God wants to use us, in the church & more importantly, outside the church. We officially became members of FBC on Oct 5, 2014.

I have been in children’s ministry in some way, shape or form for over 20 years, from nursery age to youth.

My husband & I teach Sunday School together, pre-school to kindergarten age.

On Wed nights, I am a part of the Awana program in the Cubbies class.

Children are one of God’s greatest gifts, not only to parents but all who are in their lives. I Love seeing a child excited about Jesus, learning about His love for them & His Word.

I absolutely love the position God has chosen to put me in, I am beyond thankful to Him.
In my free time, I love photography, making pictures/graphics to spread God’s Word, gardening with my husband & canning/preserving what’s grown, spending time with family.