BA in Elementary Education, Asbury College, Wilmore, Kentucky, 1973
MA in Child Development, Erikson Institute, Loyola University, Chicago, 1983
Director of PALS, the Mothers’ Morning Out at Trinity United Methodist Church, Rome, GA, 2008 – present & 1991-1996
Twenty+ years as an author, speaker & storyteller
Thirty-eight years as a mother
Eight years as a college instructor: Triton College, River Grove, IL, 1979-88
Three years as day care director: Winkie Bear Child Development Center, Elk Grove Village, IL, 1975-78
Two years writing preschool Sunday School curriculum for David C. Cook Publishing, Elgin, Illinois, 1974-76
You Have a Brain: a Guide to Thinking Big, w/Ben Carson, Zonderkidz, 2015
Gifted Hands, Revised Kids’ Edition: The Ben Carson Story, Zonderkidz, 2014
The Admiral: the David Robinson Story, Zonderkidz, 2012
True to His Word: the story of Bible Study Fellowship, Biblica, 2010
Gifted Hands: the Ben Carson Story, Zonderkidz, 2009
Celebrating the Wonder of Motherhood, Thomas Nelson, 1999
Seven from Heaven, Thomas Nelson, 1998
Stressbusters for Moms, Zondervan, 1996
Mother in the Middle, Zondervan, 1996
The “Family Share Together” series by Zondervan, 1994:
Did I Ever Tell You About…When You Were Little?
Did I Ever Tell You About…When Your Parents Were Children?
Did I Ever Tell You About…How Our Family Got Started?
When You Were A Baby, Zondervan, 1991 & Peachtree Publishers, 1995
Motherhood Stress, Word, 1989 (HC) & Zondervan, 1991 (PB)
COLLEGE COURSES TAUGHT
Principles and Practices of Child Care
Administration and Supervision of Day Care
Taught at Triton College in River Grove, Illinois
Searching for Peace in the Mommy Wars
Building Family Traditions through Family Storytelling
STORIES TO TELL
“The Day I got Left at the Gas Station”
“The Day I Jumped out the Window”
“My Daddy’s First Day of School”
“Grandpa and the Voice of God in the Barn”
“Skinny Dipping in the Yellow River”
“The Gunniwolf” (an African folk tale)
“Jack’s First Job” (an Appalachian Folk Tale)
. . . and more.
Married to Gregg A. Lewis for 44 years.
Children: Andrew; Matthew (married to Emily, father to Annabelle & Lillian); Lisette; Benjamin (married to Caitlin and father of Monica) and Jonathan (married to Jessica and father of Ellie).
VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE AT TRINITY UMC
Children’s Church teacher for 24 years
Wednesday evening children’s teacher for 20 years
Communications director for 17 years
Family Life coordinator (with Gregg) for 4 years
Great Dates Coordinator (with Gregg) for 8 years
Pumpkin Patch director or assistant director for 10 years