Ed and I both attended college at USC Upstate in South Carolina and this is where it all began! We met because we were both students leaders with Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ), started dating, and eventually got married in May 2005 just two weeks after graduation. We moved to the coast of SC where Ed began working as a deputy sheriff and April as an accountant, which we did for two years. It was during this time that God called us into full-time ministry with college students. We came on staff with Cru in July 2007, served 4 years ministering at schools in Central and Eastern Kentucky, served 4.5 years ministering at schools in Eastern NC, and served 3.5 years in Queens, NYC. In 2020, in the midst of the pandemic, we moved back to Anderson, SC, where Ed joined the staff of Grace Church Anderson and I continued ministering with Cru at Clemson University and Anderson University. While we miss so many things about big city living, we are excited to be brought back full circle in SC where it all began.
Some other interests we have are:
• Ed: Biking, swimming, triathalons, sports, anything outdoors, and all things Ohio State
• April: Spending quality time with friends, reading, puzzles, accounting, learning new things
• Spending time with friends and family, traveling, and watching movies
We added 4 kids along the way – Kinsley, Emerson, Blake and Brynn. They are very busy but add so much fun and joy to our lives!