Mary Nell was born and raised in Texas. She met her husband Lance in Virginia while both were attending college and they got married in 1992. She graduated with a degree in Art and Education, continuing on to pursue teaching the 3rd grade and art. After moving 10 times to 9 different cities in 6 different states while Lance was in the Air Force, they finally settled down in Tucson.
She has two wonderful children in college that she homeschooled for most of their lives, and four fantastic dogs that she treats like extra kids. Seriously. They get Christmas presents.
Mary Nell has been attending New Life for 8 1/2 years and working with junior high youth for the past 10 years. She loves getting connected with students and being able to support them inside and outside of church, even attending sporting events, choir shows, drama productions, and more.
Mary Nell also loves desserts, dogs, Starbuck’s black iced tea (unsweetened), and Jesus, but not in that order.