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Sandra (Freeze) Purdy

December 2015

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God has blessed my life since graduating from Clayton Valley High School. I attended Bethany College in Santa Cruz, CA for one year, and then the following year attended Diablo Valley College and received my AA Degree in Humanities. The next year I again returned to Bethany College where I pursued a degree in Music, but God had other plans for my life. I met the man of my dreams Homer Purdy and married him the summer of 1969. We have three wonderful children. They gave us 10 grandchildren.

I've worked at two school districts as a secretary. I've worked in the superintendent office. I was a SARB (Student Attendance Review Board) secretary. I also worked for a time at San Joaquin Delta College in Human Recourses. I also was the Director of Marketing for a large assisted living facility specializing in Alzheimer's care. But, my greatest joy was working as an Executive Secretary at the Family Care Network in San Luis Obispo California. This is a therapeutic foster care agency. Working with children who have been abused or neglected which caused emotional and mental wounds was really rewarding. I had to leave because of illness in 2004. It broke my heart.

Life hasn't always been kind, but with God's help I've been victorious. In 2004 I was given 1 year to live. I was diagnosed with a rare brain disease called Binswager Disease. Because of a series of strokes, I wasn't aware of; it put me in a pre-Alzheimer's condition. Through the pro-active treatment of the doctor I had and my determination to get better and my faith I beat the disease. In 2005 I went to UCLA Medical Center for further testing and was given a clean bill of health.

I went back to college and pursued a degree in Business Administration. I am now working at Ogden High School in the International Baccalaureate Program as the Creativity, Activity and Service Coordinator.

My husband and I have been pastors for over 45 years. We love working with people and ministering to their needs. We have retired, but we have been asked to go to churches, that are without a pastor, and minister short term and love it.

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