Kay’s mission in life is to add value to others that cross her path and that is why she is delighted to serve on the Board of My Father’s Love knowing it certainly adds value to those who experience it. She always says she is a better person for having known Ed and he certainly added value to her life so she prays for opportunities to do the same for others.
In the summer of 2009, she and Steve happened to be vacationing in Bay View, Michigan and read in a church bulletin of an art exhibit called MY FATHER’S LOVE in
Petoskey, MI. They went to see it and were forever changed. Kay said that when she walked into the gallery, she knew she was on Holy Ground.
They started talking to one of the men showing people around and Kay said a voice rose up from within her saying “This has to come to our community, Evansville, IN.” John Meyer was kind but explained this was the first time it had been on display and the Board had not discussed having it travel. He invited them to come back the next day and meet Edgar Lantzer, the artist.
When they met, Kay said they knew they were in the presence of a special person. We had no experience with art or hosting an art show but we knew that God wanted it to come to Evansville….Kay said she had never been more certain of anything in her life.
God did provide abundantly for MY FATHER’S LOVE to be exhibited in Evansville for several months and over 25,000 people viewed it. Countless lives were touched in significant ways not only by the panels but by Ed who was able to be with his panels in Evansville part of the time.
Kay served for many years on the board of Outreach Ministries, a nonprofit serving the working poor and has been involved in other local ministries. She has led a prayer ministry at a local nursing home for several years.
Kay says she will always consider Ed her mentor and one word of wisdom that he often shared is “The Father will provide.” Our experience with our community supporting MY FATHER’S LOVE is a testimony to that.
Kay grew up on a Grade A dairy farm where she not only learned to milk cows but also the value of working hard and taking care of our land. She met her husband, Steve, while attending Indiana State University where she received a BS and MS in Speech Pathology.
After marrying Steve, they moved to his hometown, Evansville, IN, where he was a teacher and coach at the high school level. They now reside in Newburgh, IN near Evansville. Kay worked in the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation as a Speech Pathologist for 17 years and then made a career change to coaching and mentoring others on living younger longer.
Steve and Kay are the proud parents of two sons who have blessed them with two beautiful daughter-in-laws and four terrific grandchildren.