The most important thing I learned from serving with SOLT was that family matters. My husband and I met while serving at the Turtle Mountain Reservation in Belcourt, North Dakota. Charles served for two years as a maintenance man, and I came with a mission trip from Franciscan University and returned many times. It was the feel of a family that accepts you as you are, lifts you up in failure, and draws you closer to God. In the short period of time we were there, lifelong faith-filled friendships formed. We have six children, and of the twelve godparents, six of them are from the SOLT mission. We live in Cody, Wyoming and are involved in a family group that is led by former lay faith formators for SOLT. Wherever we go, SOLT finds us. Psalm 139:7 “Where can I go from your presence? Or where can I flee from your presence?”
Charles and Angela are originally from Iowa and Texas. They have six children: Patrick, Francis, Felicity, Killian, Leonie, and Daniel. Charles works for a contractor and Angela homeschools their children, and both are active members of their parish, St. Anthony’s.