ABOUT THE LEADERS:
What do you enjoy spending your time doing?
- Pete: Having grown up on a farm I’ve enjoyed my retirement from engineering and transitioned to operating and working our horse boarding farm in Richfield. I also love solving puzzles such as crosswords and sudoku. Genealogy research is another challenge I enjoy.
Kathy: For my entire life I have always loved being outdoors, both working and playing. I can always manage to spend too much time outside no matter what the season.
What are people surprised to learn about you?
- Pete: No surprises, what you see is what I am. As a Purdue grad I am waiting for them to become winners, football or basketball. I may not see that day. Sigh.
Kathy: People might be surprised to know that I was a teacher for 30 years and now I manage a horse farm. In some ways they are very different careers but in other ways they are similar. There is lots of planning and management involved with both. At present, I take one afternoon a week to tutor at Urban Vision and that is very rewarding.
When was a time that serving others made an impact on your life?
- Pete: Since reconnecting with the church and my faith 25 years ago I’ve been blessed with many opportunities to serve. Now as a life group leader I’m challenged to help myself and others to know it, live it and give it away.
Kathy: Helping out at Feed My Starving Children for the first time was very impactful for me. The videos of hungry children all over the globe became more real. I felt moved to help out, tell others about it and continue supporting the organization.