Liz earned her B.S. in Special Education from Penn State & then worked with international & American college students for 30 years with Campus Crusade for Christ. She & Joe, her husband of 36 years, moved their family to Tianjin, China. In 1998 where she worked as a teacher and minister for 9 years. She then earned her doctorate from UGA & her nursing degree from Athens Tech upon their return from China. When not at Mercy, she helps Joe in his work with Chinese students, keeps up with her 3 adult children, and is a professional grandmother.