Hey friends, Deb here--St Jude’s resident detail warrior as Nika calls it or the boss of the bosses as Mart calls it, but most of you would probably know me as the Office Manager. You might assume that because I am one of five daughters out of six siblings in my family that I am not a huge sports fan, but you would be mistaken. My presence on the staff has now shifted us to a majority Sooner loving team. My husband, Jim, and I spent a good deal of time living between Texas, Oklahoma, and a short stint in California. I wish I could tell you we lived a fairy tale life, but anyone who is married—and honest—knows the challenges and struggles that comes with marriage. I watched my marriage come back from the brink of divorce, and all the while I felt God’s nearness and encouragement to hold on to the rope that tethered me to my husband. If you want to hear more about this miraculous story, don’t hesitate to ask! I honestly do not think I would have been able to trust God so much through those tough years if not for a foundation of trust I had built in the Lord and his promises years earlier. In 1995 one day I woke up, slapped my bed, and decided I wanted more from my relationship with the triune God. I joined Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) and have not looked back. I have gone from a participant and now leader in this ministry, and have seen the fruit of it in my life as well as the life of my family. When I am not keeping the trains running for St Jude or doing the same for my BSF chapter, you can find me embroidering, playing Mahjong, singing, spending quality time with my wonderful home group, or talking to my cat. And, when my schedule allows, I love sneaking away to Port Aransas…this gal can’t get enough of that salt water! My dream for St Jude is that God would continue to grow and sustain us so that we can see more people transformed by the good news of the Gospel. The fact that I can play a small part in that on this team delights me greatly. If you need anything, just ask!