Mentor Moms

Vicki Lamb

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I have been married to Rex for 32 years. We have 3 daughters, Kelsi and twins Erin and Jenna. We also have one 6 year old granddaughter Sydney. What a joy she is!   I grew up on a farm by Hampton a sprawling metropolis of 380 people. I learned a strong work ethic from this.  I have been a hospice volunteer for 16 years. I train other volunteers but mostly I have clients who I fall in love with and do various things with them. They are my teacher’s in life.  I love to travel with my husband all over the world but my happy place is the beach. I also love to read, paint and spend time with friends.  This will be my first year as a Mentor Mom and I am excited for this opportunity. I love young Moms!


Cindy Brunott

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I am originally from Dallas, Texas.  I am married to the Senior Pastor at First Evangelical Free Church, Mark Brunott.  We have been married for 42 years.  We moved to Lincoln 37 years ago to join the ministry here at FEFC and we never left.  We have 3 adult children, who are all married.  We are also blessed with 5  granddaughters!  My hobbies include taking care of my granddaughters, reading, and handwork such as embroidery, needlepoint, and cross stitch. I enjoy being around younger women and helping any way I can sharing my experiences.


Kathy Jenkins

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I have been married to Jim for 31 years.  We have 3 children –  Chad, Bailey, and Chloe. Chad is married to Leah and they have blessed us with two grandchildren, Bowen James and Henley.  Our daughter, Bailey, recently married Daniel Kerr. And our daughter, Chloe, recently married Marty Wolff.  Our family is growing.    I am a nurse by education but became a stay at home mom when Chloe was born.  I now do some property management, volunteer as a tutor for Obasi Ministry, and try to keep up with my husband.  We travel quite a bit with Jim’s involvement on different dental boards and committees – and we like to travel for fun, too- especially to Wisconsin where the grandson lives!  I love to read, entertain, clean, organize, pray,  journal, swim, and have lunch with friends.

Lorri Goode

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I grew up a farmer’s daughter on the other side of Nebraska.  My husband Scott and I met at John Brown University and have now been married 31 years.  We have 4 kids, 3 married, one in heaven and two adorable grandbabies. We have been attending First Free for 28 years, all of those years being involved in mom’s groups, bible studies and then MOPS when it was first started. I love investing in young women and instilling a love for the Word.  I have been involved with First Free MOPS in some capacity since it began 19 years ago.  I took a year sabbatical to learn to be still with God and to seek Him in what’s next in beginning the empty nest stage.  I’m so excited that He’s clearly led me back to MOPS, and I’m thrilled to spend time with you all!

Diane Gratopp
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Hello!  I’m excited for another year of MOPs.  This is my third year as a mentor mom, 31st year as a wife, 29th as a mom and 2nd year as a grandma. Working backward, my grand-daughter Haddie was born in March of last year and lives in Omaha with my son and daughter-in-law, Cole & Emily.  Our daughter Laura lives in Sioux Falls, SD and our youngest, Meg, studies at UNL. Tony and I celebrate thirty one years of marriage this September.  Most of those years have been spent in Lincoln where we own a specialty commercial construction company. I’m excited to be back as an active grad student at UNL this fall in hopes of finishing a MA in Education.  I’m a self-proclaimed word nerd as the emphasis of my masters will be in language, literacy and culture.  My pursuits include writing, reading, languages and traveling. I also love to bake pies, cheesecakes and breads!  I enjoy Earl Grey tea so if you want to meet for a cup, let me know. 🙂

Kathy Megrue

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     I grew up on a farm near Blair, Ne.  I met my husband Greg and we were married one year after I was out of high school. We were going to move to Lincoln where my husband had an elementary school teaching job.  The government had other plans for us.  Greg was drafted into the Army and was to leave for boot camp three days after our wedding day.  To a new bride, it seemed like the end of the world. Greg joined the Air Force and took a three month delayed enlistment. We were stationed in Topeka, KS for three years. Our first son was born at the Air Force base. The total hospital bill was, $7.25. That was the food I ate.
     After 4 years in the Air Force, we moved to Lincoln where Greg taught school and I worked as a part-time Para-professional and a Health Technician. We will celebrate 49 years of marriage. We have three sons, three wonderful daughter-in-laws and two absolutely amazing grandchildren.
      I love being with family, teaching kids and women about the Lord, traveling (our grandkids live in Dallas), swimming, reading, being outdoors, praying, showing mercy and laughing.
     This is my fifth year in MOPS.   Two years as MOPPETs child care co-coordinator and third year as a Mentor.  I count it a privilege, a blessing, and an honor to serve young moms and their families.

Jill Baker
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Personal
I have two children, our youngest son Ben is a student at Azusa Pacific University in California majoring in Communications. Ben works with the football team as a student intern in recruiting and offensive coaching.
Our oldest, Abby, and her family are missionaries with AIM (Africa Inland Missions) in Korr, Kenya. The first term they will serve is a 3 yr term so they will be home again in 2021!
My husband Brian and I have been married for 33 years and live just outside of Bennet on 3 acres.

Spiritual
I was raised in a Christian home and accepted Christ as my Savior at the age of 7. I have served many different roles since then in music, drama, youth ministry and women’s ministry.

Work
I have worked in Public Relations, Admissions, Grant Project Specialist, Designer, Stager and in Accounting. I currently work for a Realtor Father/Son team here in Lincoln.

Fun Tip
I legally changed my name to BAKER in 2017, 32 years after being married! (You might say I take a while to adapt to change!)

Carolyn Meter

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I grew up in Gering (western Nebraska) where I met my husband, Mick. We moved to Lincoln the day after we were married – 34 years ago. We have three sons: Austin (31), Cameron (27), and Nate (24). They are married and live in Omaha or Lincoln. We were blessed with twin granddaughters in July. It is wonderful to have our kids close and we love family activities. I work three days a week as the Financial Administrator in the First Free Church office. When I’m not working, I love to quilt and decorate our home.
I was blessed to be the MOPS creative activities coordinator 20+ years ago and I am excited to be able to part of this wonderful organization again. Raising a family is a challenging job and I pray that I can encourage young moms as they journey through this season of life.