Carmen has served on the staff at Peninsula Grace in several capacities, opening the door to her present position as Ministry Director. One of Carmen's primary responsibilities currently is serving as Bookkeeper, caring for the church's payables and receivables, payroll, budgets and financial reporting. Carmen also helps oversee the needs of the facilities. In addition to the Financial role, Carmen assists Robbie Smithwick with youth ministries, serves as Worship Coordinator which includes helping to oversee all Sunday morning worship ministries. Carmen's deepest love is to sit with people over a cup of coffee and talk about what Jesus is doing in your life and what He is calling you to next.
Carmen considers herself very fortune to have all her kids and grandkids living locally and loves spending time with them. Her hobbies include photography, scrapbooking and crafts. Carmen and her husband Scott first came to Alaska and Peninsula Grace in 1985 and both have served on staff here.