Theda Yager earned a bachelor’s degree in general studies from Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii, and a master’s degree in education from Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas. Theda was an associate school psychologist/counselor who worked with special needs children. She and her husband, Don, were Mission Service Corps Missionaries with the North American Mission Board for approximately fifteen years. They also served in various organizations such as Disaster Relief, Victim Relief, and Austin Disaster Relief. Church, family, and service to others has been the core of Theda’s long life. She and Don have three married daughters, ten grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren.