Debbie oversees all of the Children's Ministries operations at Northland's Longwood site. As a music education major at California State University in Sacramento and the University of Central Florida, she felt called into ministry shortly after accepting Christ in high school. She served 12 years as church accompanist and children's music director at a community church in Winter Park and 15 years as the children's music minister at University Carillon United Methodist Church in Oviedo. Debbie is passionate about giving children a solid foundation of God's Word, teaching them who God is and what He has done through worship, innovative biblical instruction and consistent relationships with leaders. She loves working with an incredible children's ministries team who love sharing the gospel in the most innovative and creative ways, and who share the ultimate goal of bringing every child into a personal relationship with the Lord. She and her husband, John, have been married since 1981 and have three married children and six beautiful grandchildren.