Hello~ I am a native to Pierce County and have lived most of my life here. I graduated from Ellsworth Community School District. After graduating, I did my undergraduate work in Psychology at UW-Stevens Point. In 1994, I graduated from UWSP and married my high school sweetheart, Wade Kowalchyk. Over the years, I have been blessed with many experiences and opportunities.
Professionally, I completed a Master of Science in Education, earned a reading interventionist license and a reading specialist/administrator license. I have had a diverse work experience at both the elementary and middle levels. Outside of the classroom, I was the music director for St. Francis Catholic Church for almost 25 years.
Personally, Wade and I have built a strong marriage and have been blessed with four amazing daughters. We have learned so much from them and are better people because of them. Throughout everything, our faith in a loving, compassionate, and inclusive God has helped us through times that have been difficult to understand and rejoice in the times we have been blessed.
We feel very blessed that I have been hired as English Lutheran’s Music Director, and we look forward to experiencing what we believe God has guided us to.