Marlee works with children in the pre-school through sixth grade and their families. Marlee and her family have been members of First since 1989, so she has experienced the gift of discipleship this faith community provides. After two mission experiences in Mexico and two in Ecuador, she could not deny the nudge from the Holy Spirit. After 25 years of being in the hair and beauty industry, she made the move to full-time ministry.
Marlee is currently pursuing certification as a spiritual director through the Christos Center’s “Tending the Holy” program. She finds delights in too many things to list but books, coffee, and dogs are always top of mind. She shares life with her husband, Larry, three adult kids (who have given them eight grandkids!), two high school kids (who have given them a lot of laundry—and a lot of joy!), and a sweet dog named Crouton.