Missy grew up in Sioux Rapids, Iowa. She attended the University of Northern Iowa, majoring in Public Relations with a minor in journalism. Missy worked for Alliant Energy for 11 years before moving to Kansas City in 1998. She began her church worker career at Platte Woods United Methodist Church as a Communications Coordinator and then as Church Business Administrator. In 2003, she and her family returned to Cedar Rapids. Missy worked at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church from 2004-2008 as Church Administrator. She came to work at Bethany in 2009 as bookkeeper and currently as Office Manager. Missy and her husband of 30 years, Kyle, have 3 sons, Ryan, Jason and Sam.