Before serving as director, Diane served at a New Beginning as a volunteer, translating for Spanish-speaking clients. Prior to joining A New Beginning, Diane and her family served as missionaries with ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism) for 26 years. They started their missionary journey in Mexico City and Paraguay, then spent the remainder of time in Colombia. Diane attended Piedmont Bible College where she took classes to prepare her for the mission field, and then served on the field by leading women’s Bible classes and women’s Sunday school classes. Diane met her husband Tim in a Michigan Church where they married in 1979. They have been married for 40 years and have two children. Their son, TJ, with his wife Laura, have two children. He serves full time in the Virginia Army National Guard. Their daughter, Faith, with her husband Adam, have four children. They are missionaries in Togo, Africa.