Mari was raised on the Minnesota River in Granite Falls, Minnesota. She thrives on the diverse, ecumenical, and international nature of ACB, the committed leadership here, and the challenges of this time in history to be an engaged and active community of faith. Her hobbies include global music, reading and movies, swimming and kayaking, the arts, and travel.
Home for Patrick is Davenport, Iowa, where his sisters and brothers reside. He is very happy to return to Europe and support Mari in another international church ministry. Patrick worked for 30 years as an international school counselor, and now enjoys living in Europe and visiting old and new places here. His hobbies include travel, current events, and taking care of plants.