My husband, Dave, and I joined the Platteville United Methodist Church in 1979, and we have both been involved in many activities and committees since then. I have been teaching Sunday School at the preschool, kindergarten and 1st grade level for 33 years. In 1982, Gail Trouten called to ask me to teach the preschool class....I was a teacher who at that time had only taught 3rd and 4th grades. I told Gail I didn’t know anything about preschoolers! She assured me that, since I had a 2-year-old of my own, I did indeed know about that age group. That phone call changed my life! I found that working with young children was my life mission, and I have thoroughly enjoyed interacting with young students in Sunday School classes and VBS programs ever since. I now have the children of some of my first Sunday School students in my classes! Since 2011, I have been acting as the Sunday School Superintendent for our Church.