Canadian born, Wendy grew up living in many different States in the U.S., giving her the opportunity to embrace a variety of people from other cultures. As a young adult, she worked in construction. With a strong self-motivated and entrepreneurial spirit, she started her own home/commercial improvement company at the age of 21.
After relocating to Michigan in 2001 to be closer to family, Wendy decided to open her own daycare. Over 16 years, she successfully operated it, building relationships and creating a ministry of helping families.
In 2013, Wendy and her family became members of Aldersgate UMC of Midland. Shortly after, she joined the Chancel Choir and volunteered to serve on the S.P.R.C. as well as a team member on the Vital Church Initiative program. Currently she serves on the Missions Outreach Committee and the Renovation Committee. As a member, she created and implemented several programs, including the community outreach event “God’s Fall Harvest”.
In March of 2018, Wendy was hired as Director of Congregational Care for Aldersgate. She helped to create and implement programs in several key areas of a growing and intentional church; transitioning newcomers to members, offering services such as hospital visitation, meals and transportation to members recovering from hospital stays, shut-in visitations. Wendy currently coordinates and trains over 40 volunteers for these programs.
Wendy’s favorite pastime is spending time with her family; her loving husband Michael of 7 years, her two beautiful grown daughters, a wonderful son Benjamin who is 12, as well as her 5 adorable grandchildren. Not to mention a variety of critters. Hobbies include: learning new things such as a property management course as well as social work and psychology courses. Wendy has a passion for home improvement projects and volunteering her time to those in needs. Of late, she has been enjoying the Bible Study Fellowship in Midland.
Wendy’s primary goal in life is following Jesus. Shining His light wherever she goes and His love in everything she does. She is excited to share that goal as Campus Pastor for Aldersgate Kochville campus.