Get to Know Our Members

Webmaster's Note:  This is a new feature for our website.  Each month a new member will be profiled so you can get to know them just a bit better.  Our hope is that this will add to our feeling of community and family, spark conversations, and help us recognize faces when we walk through unfamiliar doors.  Thank you, Carol, for being willing to be our first.

Hello, I'm Carol Bevel

To start things off, let me share a little bit about myself. I was raised in the Church. My Grandmother was a member and my Mother and I attend the Amarillo Congregation.

My father was in the Air Force. We lived in Okinawa, Alabama, California, Florida, Canada until he retired back in his home town of Amarillo. I attended camp ZIYOCA every year that I could. A couple of years after I graduated High School, I married a church member and had 2 sons. A few months after the second was born, we separated then divorced. About a year later, I met my current husband, Fairon. When we met, we were both single parents and within a year we had another son. Bringing our family to 4 sons.

We did our best to raise our boys while Fairon worked as a Mechanic and a few stints on farms. We also worked his family farm for a time, in Stratford OK. I learned to build fences, plow fields, bale hay, and milk cows among other things. 

When all of the boys were in school, I went back to college and earned my Accounting degree. I worked as an Auditor traveling around Oklahoma for a time, until my brother passed away in 1999, then we returned to Amarillo in 2000 to be closer to my parents. 

I currently work at Amarillo College as the General Accounting Manager in the Business Office, and have for more than 10 years. I love the fact that I can use my education and do the work I love for an organization that helps so many people better their lives. I try to use my faith to make me a better Manager, Supervisor, Mother, Step-Mother, Grandmother of 7, Wife, and church member. I love to sing, and work the computer at church.

My favorite thing is sharing God’s love and try to use my flaws to show that everyone is worthy. This is me in a nutshell. There is a lot more, but I don’t want to scare you off. You may see more of my stories, because I love to share them as I feel led.

What about you? Who are you? Please share.
Carol (Light) Bevel