A spunky pastor’s wife of over thirty years, Jeanette has published stories in Guideposts anthologies , articles in Vista, God’s World Today, The Christian Communicator, Birds & Blooms, Country, and Country Extra magazines; devotionals in The Upper Room, Daily Hope, & Glimpses of God, verses for Celebration Greetings, and poems for La Leche League International calendars. Her debut humorous inspirational book, Two Scoops of Grace with Chuckles on Top, released in April of this year, and has already become an Amazon bestseller.
Jeanette’s bi-weekly humor/inspirational column, God is Bigger, has been a popular feature in the Paris Beacon News since 2001. Many of the chapters included in Two Scoops originally appeared in the Beacon, and her readers’ encouragement is one reason Jeanette braved the publishing waters to compile the book.
As a former history/government teacher with an Associate’s degree in English, Jeanette enjoys speaking to groups all sizes and flavors, offering hope and humor in every message. She is a trained vocalist, has recorded two records with her family, and has written several songs. Her hobbies include reading, consuming large quantities of dark chocolate, traveling, and finding ways to avoid housework.
She and her husband Kevin relocated from Los Angeles to Paris, IL. in 1999 to pastor Nevins Christian Church. They are still trying to adjust to the frigid winters, but they love the warm country folks. Jeanette and Kevin are Mom and Dad to two adults, grandparents to three children, and servants to four cats.