Charlene and her husband, Mike, moved back to the Kansas City area in June 2020, after job opportunities took them to St. Louis, Ohio, and Tennessee. Throughout her life, Charlene has had a strong calling to serve in the church and has been blessed to work as a director of music and administrative assistant in several United Methodist churches, including service as the founding Director of Music Ministries at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection. Charlene has a Bachelor of Arts in vocal performance with a minor in recording arts and a concentration in broadcasting from Minot State University, and a Master of Music in choral conducting from the UMKC Conservatory of Music. Charlene and Mike have three grown children and enjoy music, reading, movies, walking, and attending auto shows. She is thrilled to be a part of the Grace UMC community.