Growing up in the Dallas area, we were married in 1970. In the summer of 1975, Jesus became the Lord of our lives. We have three sons, Gary, Clay, and Matthew. Matthew, the youngest, is still at home.
In 1982, the Lord called us into ministry, specifically for work in Eastern Europe. We began to fulfill this call in March, 1985, when we moved to Germany. We began with traveling in and out of Romania, and working with a local German church.
In 1991, we moved to Czechoslovakia. In 1994, Dean made his first trip to Siberia, Russia.
From 1995 until 1999, we were in Estonia, and traveled to Russia. Late 1999, we relocated back to the United States. For the time being, the United States is our base and we travel to the different countries from here.
In 2000, we began ministry in the Ukraine, and in 2002, we ministered in Poland and India. From 2005 to 2007, we lived and worked in Russia.
We have recently done ministry in the Czech Republic, India, Armenia, and the Ukraine.