In 1997, Pastor Bonnie graduated from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, OH and was ordained into Word & Sacrament Ministry in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA); that is the same year she accepted the call to be the spiritual leader for St Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mansfield. Before seminary, she worked in the insurance industry, both for a large insurer and as an independent insurance agent. She graduated from Thiel College with a BA in Math, an AA in Computer Science, and a secondary teaching certificate. Bonnie's family includes husband Brian who is also Lutheran clergy (on the disability roster), and daughter Anastasia, a 2014 graduate of Capital University, who serves as Director of ,Children & Family Ministries at Epiphany Lutheran Church Dayton, OH. Anastasia and her husband, Clint Rodgers, are newlyweds. Bonnie enjoys reading mysteries, playing Sudoku and Spider Solitaire, keeping up with friends and family on Facebook, and riding her bike.