Though raised in So. California, Val returned to her birthplace, Pullman, WA to acquire a BA degree in political science from WSU. She has traveled and supported husband Tim around the world for over 46 years as he did varied jobs including the USMC, seminary, mission field, and now pastor. She is mother to six children, homeschooling for over 20 years. She enjoys being grandma to 14 grands (so far). Hobbies include reading, scrapbooking and gardening. She sews and cooks when she can’t avoid it. Val has volunteered with Life Options since 2017.