Meet Miranda Voils

Meet Miranda Voils

Name:  Miranda Voils

Title:  Sonographer

  1. Tell us a little about your family.

I have been married to my husband, Rual, for 10 years. We have both lived in Brown County our entire lives. We have 2 boys, Rual age 9, Sawyer age 5, a girl, Lennon, age 1, and a baby on the way, due in May!

  1. Tell us a bit about your education and professional background.

I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Ivy Tech with an Associate’s degree in Sonography in 2014. I currently work three jobs using my degree. I work at Monroe Hospital in Bloomington, Southern Indiana OBGYN in Columbus, and here at Clarity.

  1. What hobbies do you have outside of work? 

My hobbies typically involve my kids. I really love watching them play sports. We like to take hikes together and spend time outdoors.

  1. Be honest, what song or band is your guilty pleasure?

Any 80’s or 90’s country!

  1.  What is one thing you are just absolutely no good at doing?

Cooking anything that takes more than 3 ingredients.

  1. What are some things that make you really happy?

When my husband remembers to take the trash out, when my little boys pick me flowers. It’s the small things that really make a big impact on my heart.

  1. What is the best advice anyone has ever given you? 

Love is not an emotion or a feeling, it’s a decision and an action.

Meet Christy Shaw

Meet Christy Shaw

Name:  Christy Shaw

Title:  Community Educator

  1. Tell us a little about your family.

My husband Dennis and I just celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary together. We enjoy vacationing at the beach, being active, spending time with family, and food! We have four children: Neal who is 20, Carly who is 13 and just started Middle School; she enjoys cheer squad, Rylan is 11 and is in 5th grade; he loves to read books, and Leyton who is 9 is in 4th grade; he loves to explore our property and find bugs, fish, and frogs!

  1. Tell us a bit about your education and professional background.

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from IUPU Columbus. I got married a month after I graduated college and substitute taught for the first year. When we got pregnant with Carly, I decided to stay home. My professional development consists of tying shoes and changing diapers for 13 years. I also volunteered at church, and taught dance at a studio for 3 years before I was recruited to apply for the Volunteer Coordinator position at Clarity. I did that for 2 years until I was recruited for the Education Department to be speaker in the High Schools and Junior High. Do you see a theme here?!  🙂

  1. What hobbies do you have outside of work? 

I love to dance and sing. I teach Zumba at Tipton Lakes Athletic Club. I lead dance worship for our Elementary age program at church once a month. I have been able to choreograph Carly’s dances for her cheer groups. I love to spend time with family and friends, entertain friends at our home, eat, do bible study, and travel with our family.

  1. Be honest, what song or band is your guilty pleasure?

All of my Zumba songs would be considered a guilty pleasure, some are so saucy! 🙂  I do use some Christian music in my classes when I can. I love all types of music, but I love classic rock. I grew up listening to it because of my Dad. One of my favorites is Bob Seger.

  1. If you could eat one food for the rest of your life without getting sick of it, what would it be?

I love Mexican food!!! I love eating it at restaurants and I love making it! I just perfected Restaurant style Mexican rice. All I need to do is make my own refried beans and I will be a master!  🙂  After our mission trip to Honduras this year, I attempted to make my own tortillas! Yummy!

  1. If you could hop on a plane today and fly anywhere in the world, where would you go?

I would probably go to Hawaii. There are lots of places I would like to see, but I do NOT like to fly. Hawaii is probably top on my list right now.

  1. What is the best advice anyone has ever given you? 

Always remember to show everyone the love, grace, and mercy that God has shown you! We all are broken people. Sometimes we forget that we fall into the same sin traps that others do, especially when the offense is against us. When I remember this principle, it definitely brings peace into my life and relationships. We are all equal at the foot of the cross.

Meet Sue Ketchum

Meet Sue Ketchum

Name:  Sue Ketchum

Title/Volunteer Position:  Hearts Restored Coordinator

  1. Tell us a little about your family. 

I am the oldest of 3 girls. I met David on a blind date 44 years ago at college, and we’ve been married for 40 years. He is the director of Mission Resource International, a Business as Missions organization, we founded in 2003. Andrew, 25 years old, is married to Sarah, and they live in La Paz, Bolivia for a 2-year mission commitment.

  1. Tell us a bit about your education and professional background.

I grew up in Illinois and received a BA in Spanish Education at DePauw University in Greencastle, IN. After graduating, I worked in retail for several years and didn’t teach Spanish until years later in a homeschool co-op. We owned and operated a trucking company and a family restaurant/cafeteria with catering services. I volunteered for community event planning and served on the board of a couple non-profit organizations.

  1. What hobbies do you have outside of work? 

We call ourselves the Gourmet Club, but I am part of a group of couples who love to cook and eat new “gourmet” foods! I love to lead or participate in Bible Studies. And I love to read!

  1. Be honest, what song or band is your guilty pleasure?

I’ve been known to hairbrush-microphone with my sorority sisters to Barbra Streisand albums (yes, I said albums!). And I know the words to every Neal Diamond song  🙂

  1. If you could eat one food for the rest of your life without getting sick of it, what would it be?

Butterfinger Blizzards 🙂

  1. If you could hop on a plane today and fly anywhere in the world, where would you go?

In 1984, David and I backpacked Europe for a few months. We never got to Scotland, before being called to return home. I would go to the Isle of Skye where my McDonald ancestors lived.

  1. What is the best advice anyone has ever given you? 

I am not sure I can decide what is the best advice ever, but these are the compelling words I heard clearly before cautiously stepping into this new role with Hearts Restored. It was the first time I’d heard the song, Oceans: …Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders, Let me walk upon the waters, Wherever You would call me, take me deeper than my feet could ever wander…