I (Bil) grew up in Batesville. Marilyn is from El Dorado. I moved to El Dorado to take a job. We got to know each other as participants in a Rotary Exchange Program. We spent six weeks traveling together in the central part of France. I moved to Memphis to take a job and we got married. We spent our first seven years together in Tennessee. We recently celebrated our 26th wedding anniversary. Marilyn graduated from Harding and has a Masters in Library Science from the University of North Texas. She works for the Central Arkansas Library System as the Branch Manager of the Maumelle Library. I attended the University of Arkansas as an undergraduate and graduated law school at UALR. I am the Director of the Little Rock Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
We have three children. Andrew graduated from Hendrix in May 2018. He works for the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services. Lydia will be a Junior this fall at Agnes Scott College in Atlanta. Molly is about to begin her Senior Year at Central High School.
Marilyn and I have attended Chenal Valley Church for almost twenty years. Our three kids grew up attending this church. We have taught classes for kids, youth and adults. What we have always loved about this church is the people. We have made a lot of friends here. This church has incredible people with a wide range of gifts and talents. Marilyn and I want to work on new ways to include all our members in church activities. We look forward to this opportunity to serve our congregation. We want to be open to new ideas and input from all the folks at our church. Please pray for us as we begin this new journey.