Danny was born in Dallas, TX, but grew up in the community of Flora about 20 minutes northeast of Sulphur Springs. He is a 1996 graduate of Sulphur Bluff High School and a 2000 graduate of Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO. He also earned an Intensive German Language Certificate from Karl Franzens University in Graz, Austria. His faith in Jesus Christ is the central focus of his life, as he seeks to glorify God in all that he does, while admittedly falling short often. His interests include spending time with family, reading and agriculture.
Krista spent the majority of her growing up years in the Philippines, where her family served as missionaries. She graduated high school from Faith Academy in Manila in 1997. After High school, Krista attended Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO graduating in 2001. She is actively involved in homeschooling the kids and overseeing our household. Krista self-identifies as "indoorsy" and enjoys reading and hanging out with friends.
Nate was born in Fort Worth in 2004 just nine weeks before our family moved to Austria. He attended school through second grade Goessendorf. After we moved back to the States he attended both private school and public school for a year each, but has been homeschooled since fifth grade. Over the years he has been involved in the CHESS homeschool co-op and sports program. He currently works at Chick-fil-A. Nate is an avid reader and fan of all things Sci-fi. He has made great strides in learning to play the piano and has an interest in pursuing music ministry in the future.
Micah was born in Graz, Austria in 2006. Like Nate, he has attended public school in Austria and both private and public school in Texas. He was in second grade when our family began homeschooling. Micah plays basketball with CHESS and attends CHESS co-op classes. His interests include animals, fishing and pretty much anything else he can do outdoors. Micah is learning to play the drums and is getting quite good at it. He enjoys building things and working with his hands.
Grace was born in Graz, Austria in 2010. As far as school goes, she has always been homeschooled. She plays basketball and volleyball with CHESS and also attends co-op classes. Grace loves hanging out with friends and being outdoors. She also enjoys spending time with her mom. Art is one of her developing interests, especially painting. She is also coming along very well with learning to play the piano.