Marlene was born in Florida and relocated to upstate NY after 6th grade. She met her husband, Steve, at church on Easter morning, 1969, and married him, at the age of 20, on Christmas Day, 1972. They have three grown children and two grandsons. Sons AJ and Eric remain in upstate NY. Daughter, Jennifer, lives in High Point and teaches at Ragsdale High School. Marlene and Steve moved to Greensboro from Clifton Park, NY in December 2010. Marlene attended Texas Christian University and graduated from Central Connecticut State College with a BS in Business Management/Accounting. She worked in Accounting and Finance until the birth of her first child. She was a stay at home mom for 16 years. When re-entering the job market, she decided to switch career paths and became a part-time secretary at the church she attended with her family. She was there for most of ten years before moving South. She has been serving at AFCC since June 2013. Marlene enjoys reading and going for walks.