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).
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.
Hanna grew up in Cairo, Nebraska, with her parents and two older brothers. She has done mission work in the Dominican Republic over the past few years and is now sponsoring a child there, whom she hopes to meet someday.
In her free time she likes to read, listen to music, bake, walk, and run.
Hanna graduated from UNK with a bachelor’s degree in family studies and a minor in social work. She loves to see people perform at their best and develop mentally, physically, emotionally, and most importantly spiritually. She says, “In spite of your mistakes, missteps, and misunderstandings, may you never doubt your worth and your value. You're someone God loves, treasures, anoints, and appoints. He'll show Himself strong in your weakness, faithful in your fears, and merciful where you fall short.”
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