Julie’s work with disabled people and their families reaches across oceans and the world. While in Bulgaria serving as a missionary, Julie trained staff at social homes in therapeutic best practices and worked with disabled orphans.
After five years of missionary work in Bulgaria, Julie returned to the United States in 2012 as her husband Lance pursued graduate work in international business. She earned degrees in occupational therapy from Colorado State University, in drafting technology from Central Missouri State University, and a certificate in autism spectrum disorders from University of Wisconsin in LaCrosse.
Julie lives in Winfield, Illinois, with her husband Lance. They have two adult children. Julie’s hobbies are traveling, quilting, woodworking, and working out.