Wendy is an Illinois native, graduating from Lincoln Christian College, Lincoln Illinois with a B.A. in secretarial studies. Most recently she spent 8 years as the Executive Secretary for Developmental Disabilities Resource Center (DDRC) in Lakewood. She has lived in Lakewood for over 25 years with her husband Wade, and frequently travels to Illinois for visits with her daughter (Mindy), son-in-law (Aaron), and two adorable grandchildren, Belle and Aaron. She is an avid chocolatier in her spare time, with most of the proceeds going to various mission projects.