Merri lives in Bath, and although she doesn’t have a pet, she often goes home to visit her family’s standard poodles, and sometimes to visit her family. (Yes, a little humor there.)

Growing up in Houghton, NY, Merri made the decision to follow Christ at two years old. She admits that sounds unbelievably young, but growing up in a Christian home, Merri’s parents helped lead her toward the truth. As she grew up, Merri’s faith became more and more her own.

At home, Merri was always playing Family life in the background. She loved listening to the music and memorizing the songs. She would sit with her younger brother and sister listening to the Family Hour and Kid’s Corner, always deep in the stories. She never thought that one day she would work there to help create those fun stories.

Merri was homeschooled and, when she was 18 years old, finished her high school years with an associate’s degree that she earned online from Liberty University. The summer after graduating, she decided to contact Family Life to see if she could do a summer internship. Family Life took a chance on her, and she was able to learn some of the ins and outs of the production department.

After taking an amazing opportunity to attend Capernwray Bible School for six months in England, Merri came back to the States and began volunteering at Family Life. Soon a job opened in the production department, and before she knew it, Merri was hired! She praises God every day for the fantastic opportunity that God has given her to work at Family Life.