Bernadine (Bernie) Bixler was born and raised in a small town in northeastern Oklahoma. She moved to the Kansas City area in 1965 where she taught children in Kansas City, Kansas and Raytown schools until her retirement in May 2000. She began attending church at The Ridge in 1969 and has worked with children in Sunday School, VBS, Logos, and Parents Day Out. It brings her great joy to meet children she taught or hear from parents about what their children are doing since she last saw them. She has 3 children of her own and feels blessed to have them and their families live close by with 6 grandchildren to love. Other things she enjoys are going to the women’s Bible Study Fellowship classes, reading, working crossword puzzles, visiting with friends and watching the Royals and Chiefs on TV.