Kearney Family Care Support Team
Heather grew up on a farm near the “thriving metropolis” of Meadow Grove in northeast Nebraska. Following high school, she received a degree in biochemistry/molecular biology and secondary education with a minor in music.
She enjoys trying new foods from all over the world, but particularly favors authentic Mexican food. A lover of travel and adventure, Heather has a bucket list full of places to see and things to do, but also finds adventure in everyday experiences. Heather enjoys reading; The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is one of her favorites. She also likes to read missionary biographies.
Heather is motivated by God's call on her life and His love for people. “But the path of the just is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day. The way of the wicked is like darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble” (Proverbs 4:18-19).
Raised on a small farm outside of Auburn, Amy holds a BA in psychology and sociology from Midland University and is currently working on a master’s in clinical mental health counseling at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Amy’s family is very important to her. She loves to be outside, hiking, being with family and friends, and baking or cooking. She is especially fond of the food grown on her family’s farm. Amy also has a secret talent you don’t encounter every day: she can lick her elbow!
She is motivated by making an impact on others’ lives with the help of God. Her favorite verse is 1 Corinthians 13:13: “Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.”
Family Care Specialist
Anne and her brother were living in an orphanage in Vietnam because their parents had passed away and their siblings were too young to take care of them. The two were adopted by an American family when Anne was eight.
She grew up on a farm outside Sargent, Nebraska, with three brothers and three sisters from Vietnam, Korea, and America, and attended Sargent High School and UNK, graduating in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in social work.
Anne’s favorite foods are egg rolls, springs rolls, and pho (Vietnamese noodle soup). She loves to fish, hike, bike, cook, bake, do arts and crafts, and listen to music. It’s probably no surprise that Anne-with-an-E loves the Anne of Green Gables series.
Family Care Specialist
Raised on a farm near Leigh, Nebraska, Carlene attended undergraduate school at Wayne State College, majoring in human service counseling and minoring in studio arts. She is currently a graduate student at UNK in the clinical mental health program.
Carlene loves all food—especially Mexican. She also loves sports, the outdoors, reading, art (drawing, painting, and photography), music, and spending time with friends and family. Her favorite author is Nicholas Sparks and some of her favorite movies are based on his books.
Her favorite saying came from her fifth grade teacher: "The more you know, the more you know you don't know." The more we learn in life, the more we realize there is so much more we don't know. Our lives are in God's hands and only He can know everything. She is motivated by the knowledge that God put her on this earth for a reason. There is a purpose for her and it is her duty to live the life He has called me to live.
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