Chandra has attended Real Life for 18 years and has been involved in a lead volunteer role for the last five prior to joining the team from 2017 to 2022 as the Director Of Operations. She now serves specifically in the areas of stewardship and development. She brings to Real Life over 20 years of financial and operational management experience. Chandra is dedicated to leaving people better than she found them, and hopes to make a difference in the lives around her. Chandra and her husband Paul live in the Portage area, and together they have three children; Torie who is finishing her biology degree and lives in Grand Rapids, Zach who is pursuing a call to ministry, and Carter, who is finishing up his last couple years of high school.  In her free time, Chandra can be found serving on area non-profit board of directors, serving the community in various volunteer events, speed reading books for fun, or attending one of her children’s athletic or academic events.