If you enjoy meeting new people and visiting new places, we’re looking for YOU to be a part of the Life 88.5 Support Team. You’ll have the opportunity to help out at Life 88.5 community events, parades, fundraiser events and concerts which make a difference in our community! And, of course, team membership has its perks as you’ll receive…
I grew up on a farm in Iowa before making the leap to Omaha, NE where I eventually met and married my husband, John-Wesley. I served alongside him in full time ministry as we began our family. We have two adult children, Zaccheus and Grace. We moved to KC over a decade ago and call it home. Our family LOVES pets! We have an Old English Sheepdog named Elvis, and a tuxedo cat named Freddie Mercury.
My faith-walk began when I was 17. My best friend (shout out to RayLynn) invited me to church with her. That is where I learned what it means to be saved and gave my life to Christ.
My radio career actually started later in life. When my children were both in school, I decided to go back myself. I enrolled at Johnson County Community College, took every media class possible, and started working at the college
radio station. (That’s actually where I first met Nathan and began co-hosting the Nathan and Becks Show with him in 2016.) I then worked at 98.1 KMBZ news/talk radio for five years before coming to Life 88.5.
Born and raised in the KC area, grew up on a farm in Wellsville Kansas. Myself, along with my five siblings (I’m #5 of 6), were all homeschooled by our mother. Both parents taught in the church (mom: elementary age, dad: youth) so as you can imagine, strong Christian values were the foundation of my home growing up.
As far as my journey in radio goes, I hadn’t even considered the idea until it was suggested to me by the parent of a close friend (shout-out Mrs. Y). I attended Johnson County Community College where I took as many media-related classes as possible while working for the college radio station (this is also where Rebecca (Becks) and I first met, and our first opportunity to work as co-hosts).
After graduating from JCCC, I went to Springfield, MO for a year where I worked middays at my first Christian radio gig. Eventually I moved back to KC, which is where I plan to stay.
It’s been incredible seeing God work through Life 88.5 through the years, so happy I get to be a little part of it!