Born cross-eyed and legally blind in her left eye, Carole was ridiculed in elementary school for her outward appearance. Her eye was straightened through surgery at age nine, but her heart was not. Carrying past hurts from childhood into her early adult years, Carole lacked the self-confidence and sense of purpose that only a personal relationship with Jesus Christ can bring.
During her senior year of college, Carole opened her heart to the truth of God’s Word, surrendered to His will, and received her esteem as an heir in Christ. Today, using her gifts of speaking, writing, and music, Carole beautifully expresses the new life she has found in Jesus Christ, greatly encouraging the hearts of others.
With effervescence, Carole went on to share her speaking and music on Christian television programs, with speakers Carol Kent and Joni Eareckson Tada, and for church ministries in Canada, Germany, Denmark, Iceland, New Zealand and in many regions of the United States.
As a singer and pianist, Carole’s wide variety of music styles and songwriting are represented in her four solo CDs. Also a creative writer, her stories have been published in various magazines and in three books: Give Thanks! (Essence Publishing), Kisses of Sunshine for Teachers (Zondervan), and Conversations on Purpose for Women (Zondervan). She is also the author of Cookin’ Up a Song (JW Brewer Music), a very popular and inspiring self-help manual for singers.
Carole has a BA in Music, an MA in Education, four teaching credentials, and a Diploma in Professional Modeling. Her Biblical studies include training from Bible Study Fellowship, Community Bible Study, Women of the Word, and Capital Bible College. She currently serves Christian Women in Media Association (CWIMA) as a member of the Advisory Board and as National Networks Director (www. cwima.org). Carole and her supportive husband, Jan make their home in northern California.
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