Debbie is an Eastern Washington native and a Coug! After working for Weyerhaeuser Company as a Project Manager in the Information Systems Division, she was called into teaching and received a Masters in Teaching from Seattle University. She taught middle school math and science at Forest Ridge School in Bellevue. Debbie met and married her husband, Crary Symons, at UPC and they have raised their 3 children in the UPC community. Debbie’s previous volunteer experience in Children’s Ministry came in handy when she began working in the department in 2013. She partners with staff, volunteers and families sharing the Good News of Jesus to UPC’s youngest members. In her free time, Debbie enjoys traveling with Crary to cheer their kids on in basketball, softball, and any other endeavors they take on. She loves to spend time with friends, play tennis, garden, and tutor kids in math.