Yvonne worked as Secretary/Administrative Assistant in a variety of fields before becoming Assistant to the Dean of Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach in 1992. She moved from Chesapeake, VA to Harrisonburg in 1999 to work at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community and retired from there as a Resident Services Manager in September, 2005. She worked part-time as Office Assistant in the EMU Academic Support Center until she retired in August 2011. Yvonne continues to substitute at the EMU Information Office.
Yvonne, with her pastor husband, Marvin, has been active in church and Bible teaching ministry. She is a member of Lindale Mennonite Church and enjoys hosting international students from the EMU Intensive English Program in her home; reading; writing, gospel and classic country music; and traveling with her husband who is retired.
Yvonne is the mother of a daughter and a son and has one grandchild.