Debbie was born and raised in Ventura, CA by Christian parents who were always very active in the life of their church. She met Ron in the midst of that activity and her best friend eventually became her husband. They've been married 48 years, have two grown children and three grandchildren who all live on the Central Coast.
She graduated from California Lutheran University with a degree in music. She loves kids and taught private piano lessons for 40+ years, also spending several years on staff at her church in the Bay Area. She joined the Grace staff as Pastor Tim's Executive Assistant in 2003 and is now the Business Administrator, as well.