Jeannie grew up in Milford, Iowa, and after high school and one year at Iowa Central Community College spent 35 years working in Ames as a legal assistant. She moved back to the Milford/Okoboji area in 2016 and started working in the Presbytery office January 2017. Jeannie feels it is very important to establish relationships with the people of the churches in the presbyteries. She has two grown nieces and a great-nephew and great-niece, to whom she gets to be Grandma Jeannie. Her spare time is spent going to their events and showing horses.