First off, how great it is that you are looking to see who’s behind the curtain for OVCC! I’m one of those folks that you won’t see a lot of, but I’m hoping we have some contact. I’ve pictured you in my mind for months now and I’d love to see if I was anywhere close ?
I am a nerd. I’ve always had an affinity for making data make sense. That led me to my last 20 years of employment as a Data Specialist for a large employer in Sioux Falls. I’m retired now, but still drawn to numbers and spreadsheets. Of course, my husband is completely the opposite!
I came to Sioux Falls 45 years ago. I’m originally from Niobrara, Nebraska and still visit there on occasion. My husband and I have been married for 36 years and have two adult children, one daughter-in-law, and two adorable granddaughters. I love to read mystery novels and search for those stories that aren’t easy to figure out. My goals in life have never been very clear so I can’t tell you some wonderful story of how my dreams finally came true in some dramatic fashion. I would tell you that I’m living my best life and hope you are as well. This is going to be a great journey and I can’t wait to see you on the road.
Working to create One Voice Community Choir was not something I was looking to do. I had approached my pastor about where I could serve most effectively in our church and we agreed to pray about it. About a month later, we sat down to have lunch and talk about where I might serve. He shared two opportunities with me. The community choir idea brought tears to my eyes and a loud thumping in my heart. Can we really draw the community in together for music and fellowship? Can we really reach a wide variety of folks from all walks of life? I pictured this large group of people with different backgrounds, different economic situations, different races—well, different in everything! I thought of the beauty that God creates in each one of us and how our differences make us better. How could I not want to be part of something like that? I had to be part of it, and I’m so glad I am. This is my One Voice. This is my community. Let’s build something good together!