Mindy was born and raised in Iowa. She graduated from Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska with a bachelor’s in education. Her family has lived across the county and overseas but settled in Nebraska after her husband retired from the Army. She has worked and volunteered in the education systems in every state/overseas country she’s lived except one. Mindy has a teenaged daughter and son who keep the family laughing and they are involved in a variety activities that keep the family busy. Her family also has a silly Golden doodle who loves to chase squirrels and bunnies. She joined the staff of First Lutheran Preschool in 2019.