Wife of an awesome guy who is the love of my life and mom, or should I say, "Mom!" to our 5 kids (ages 17 to 27). With three out of college with Bachelor's, 1 back in with Masters, 1 undergrad, 2 recently married, and 1 teenage boy left at home, my hubby & I have started to dream of what will life look like in just a few years.
I have always loved teaching women in small group settings and have discovered in the last few years that I love to write. I started a writers & speakers group that meets weekly to allow members to network and be encouraged in their pursuits, whether pre-published or published. Life is so much fun when you share your passions! Check out my blog: www.gwenplauche.com
I am the Mission Trip Inside Coordinator at my church, a role which has named me "Mama Gwen." I have the honor of working with wonderful people throughout the world and here at home - all with one goal of getting a team on the ground in some international location to serve people in need. Last year we sent out 175 church members on 25 trips. A group I led went back to Cambodia and we opened a sewing and soap making business in a remote village for women who have no other source of income. So fulfilling! Some of our other teams have dug wells, built buildings and reached unwanted children who have no families.
I struggle with some of the same things other women do "our" age: I would love to be more organized; I would love just a bit more energy; but most of all I want each day to be a life pleasing to God.