On staff since: Full time since 1991; three years part time before that, beginning in 1981. We moved to Fort Smith in 1979. I am from Tennessee; my husband is from Louisiana.
Family: Married to Rowland P. Vernon, Jr. for 45 years
Our children are: Rowland P. Vernon, III; Ann Elizabeth Vernon Grey; Howard Windrow Vernon and Daniel Mwanza. We have 6 grandchildren. My family is my biggest joy.
In my spare time I: Read, crochet, supervise gardening, cook, search for new music, visit with friends. I really value naps!
My favorite Food: practically everything edible, but especially fruits, vegetables and desserts
My favorite part of ministry: Listening to someone ‘sing a new song unto the Lord’ and hearing our congregation sing hymns with vigor and belief.
Life Motto: Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Favorite Book: Growing up, my favorite book was The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Too many to pick just one now. I prefer non-fiction, history, biography and travel books.