Favorite verse: “If a man love Me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.” (John 14:23)

The second of seven children, Marilyn was born in central Wisconsin. At age ten, she moved with her family to Lancaster County, PA, where she completed high school at the Blue Rock Mennonite School. When she was eighteen, her family moved to New Mexico, but she soon returned to the East to teach at the French Creek Mennonite School in northwestern PA.

After fourteen years with the middle elementary grades there, she took a year’s sabbatical then enrolled at Faith Builders in the Christian Ministries Program (2017-2019.) She loves poetry, singing, and conversation and is committed to participating in God’s kingdom with joy. In her work among children, she finds confirmation for Christ’s words– “Of such is the kingdom of heaven.”