Deanna was born in Illinois but spent most of her life in Missouri, except for living out of state while her husband served in the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army. She lived about 24 years in North St. Louis County, six years in Lincoln County, and 17 years in St. Charles County when she and her family moved to O'Fallon. Deanna and her husband, Mark, have been married 45 years. They have lived in St. Paul, Missouri since 2018 with their toy poodle named Lady, and are the proud parents of two married daughters and the grandparents of the six best-ever grandkids.
EDUCATION & WORK
Deanna holds an M.A. in Counseling (2007) and an M.A. in General Theology (2001) from Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri. She is a state Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) for Individual, Marriage, Couples & Family Therapy. Her private practice office is located in Lake St. Louis.
Deanna served her community for about three years as the North County Chapter Chairman and about 2 years as the St. Charles County Chapter Chairman for Missouri Right to Life. Since 1988, Deanna served alongside her husband, Mark, as a pastor's wife and partner in ministry. During this time, she served in various leadership positions such as: Worship Leader, Music/Choir Director, Bible Study teacher, and has served on both building and expansion/renovation committees, as well as many other leadership positions.