As a young girl, Wendi grew up in a Christian home where the Word was the template for living. At the age of seven her family moved from the farmlands of Minnesota to sunny California. In 1985, she and Chris met at Banning High School where they both attended. In 1990, the couple was married. Wendi served alongside Chris in youth ministry. They were blessed to have three beautiful children: two boys, Tyler and Sawyer, and a girl, Tori.
In the fall of 2004, Wendi took on the role of women’s ministry coordinator. The Lord laid it on her heart to develop a practical ministry that women of all walks of life could attend and be fed. The driving force for the ministry has been James 1:22-25, “But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. 23 For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror. 24 You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like. 25 But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don’t forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it.” [NLT]
Wendi’s passion for leading the Women of Wildwood is evident by the love that she shows for them. She loves to teach, write curriculum, and plan events for the ladies.