I (Roger) am originally from Florence, Alabama and Keri is originally from DeRidder, Louisiana. We met while working together at a department store in Huntsville, Alabama and were married in 1988. We have two daughters, Caysie and Kayla. I have been in the retail department store industry for 35 years which enabled us to live in several different cities in Alabama, Tennessee, Ohio and Arkansas. We came to Arkansas in 1998 through my current job with Dillard’s Department Stores. Keri worked as a travel agent until our first child was born and then spent the next 20 years as a stay at home mom. Keri managed our household, homeschooled our two daughters through 9th and 10th grades, and volunteered her time for various organizations. Keri has been a long time volunteer at River City Ministry and currently serves on their Board of Directors. She also works part time at the UPS Stores in West Little Rock.
Our oldest daughter Caysie works for Dillard’s Department Stores corporate office in Little Rock as a designer and is engaged to be married to Jake Evans in the spring of 2020. Our youngest daughter Kayla is married to Aaron Dempsey. Kayla and Aaron are both officers with the Arkansas Army National Guard.
Keri and I spent 10 years as part of a teaching rotation group for children’s Sunday morning classes at River City Church. We have been life group leaders at our previous congregations and here at Chenal Valley Church. We joined this wonderful church family in 2007. The very first day that we visited we were immediately drawn in to the loving, friendly and open atmosphere of this church. We have been blessed to be in a shepherding role since 2013. We pray that our church family will continually seek God first in all things as we love Him with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength and as we share and honor His love with each other and the world.