What the kids call me: Mrs. Betty
Personal: The joy of my life is serving my Lord, loving my husband and children, and spoiling my grandson.
I grew up: I was born in Burnet, TX located in the beautiful Hill Country of South-Central Texas, but actually grew up in Ft. Worth, TX where my father pastored Fairpark Baptist Church for fifty years.
Attended College: I received my Bachelors in Music degree from Texas Wesleyan College in Ft. Worth in 1967. I also attended University of Texas at Arlington, TX, Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth, and did Masters level work in music at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX.
When I am not helping with the Children's Choir: I retired from teaching in 2014 after forty-eight years in the classroom (I started out kid! LOL). Twenty-seven of those years were at the collegiate level (Arlington Baptist College) and twenty-one years were invested in third graders at Sunrise Christian Academy here in Wichita, KS. Now that I am officially retired, I invest my life in the music department of Crossroads Baptist Church here in Wichita.
Hobbies and Interests: My family, my church, and music are the loves of my life. I enjoy being a pastor's wife, playing piano, organ, and electronic keyboard at church, and singing in the choir.
I am excited about helping with Children's Choir because: Children's choirs have long been near and dear to my heart. I have always wanted to pass on to children my love of music in hopes that they would find the joy and comfort it has been to me throughout my life.