Cathy and Rob have been members of Dexter UMC since moving to Dexter in 2000 and Cathy has worked in the church office since March of 2010. She also volunteers as an administrator for the Explorer’s Women’s Bible Study, serves as a mentor for the 20-Something Women’s Bible Study, and is the financial coordinator for the Blessed Binds Bookstore. She also enjoys babysitting one day a week for her grandson Ira.
Cathy graduated in 1982 from Michigan State University (Go Green!) with a degree in Dietetics. She worked as a Registered Dietitian for 7 years in Missouri and then stayed home for a few years while their children were little. In 1995 she took a different career path and served 5 years as a Christian Education Director for a church in Pennsylvania until their move to Dexter in 2000. Rob worked for Pfizer Pharmaceutical Company in Ann Arbor until they closed the site in 2007. He now works as the Dean of Occupational Programming and Economic Development for Schoolcraft College in Livonia. He also has an independent consulting business for cardiovascular research and coaches varsity girls basketball for South Lyon East High School.
Rob and Cathy have two children, Jay and Diana. Jay (30) is married to Mallory and serves as the Youth Pastor for the First United Methodist Church in Saline. Together they have one son, Ira, and a baby girl expected in March, 2018. Diana (28) lives in Fort Lauderdale and works as an Account Executive for FISH Consulting public relations firm. Cathy & Rob are also host parents to Paula Salazar, an international student from our sister church in Belize. Together, Cathy & Rob enjoy MSU football, basketball, and traveling.