Tell us about yourself
Hi! I am married to David Block for 31 years and we have a 26 year old son who lives in Madison. My husband has taught at Carroll University for 22 years. I have worked here since Feb 2006 and love being here. I can walk to work, get to be with very nice people, and do God’s work. Before coming here I worked at Avalon Square and Kirkland Crossings for 6 years. Before that I worked for the Waukesha visiting nurses until they merged with the Oconomowoc Hospital. I couldn’t walk to work there. In all of those places I did accounting, payroll, and/or finance work. Numbers are fun for me, but a formal, professional work environment is not. Inside this quiet body is a goofy soul. My humor tends toward irony (just short of sarcasm). On my days off, I shepherd women who attend Bible Study Fellowship. It is an intensive 8-yr course of Bible study. I love it! I also do puzzles, read, care for our cats, have people over for tea, dinners and do the same work for my church that I do here.
What do you do as Business Manager?
I oversee the great counting team, pay the bills, process payroll and have a fine time.
What is the best part of your job? Everything—as long as it is unrelated to the government required reports.
What do you think you would be doing right now if God had not called you to be in ministry?
Eating bonbons and drinking tea. (I really can’t imagine what I would be doing.)
Do you have any collections?
If you could be doing anything right now, what would it be?
What I am doing now, with the addition of entertaining more often.
What is your favorite movie quote?
From Pirates of the Caribbean: I know whose blood you need. Captain Sparrow wasn’t referring to Jesus by any means, but it hit me like a brick. Jesus blood is so precious and saves all who come to Him.
If you had a million dollars to spend today, what would you buy?
I would start a Foundation and wait for God to tell me how to spend it.
If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
Only one? Hmmmm. Eliminate greed. It hurts so many.
What talent do you wish you had?
Play the piano. I had lessons when I was five but didn’t practice so the lessons stopped.
What is your favorite food?
Only one? Dark chocolate
What is your favorite book?
The Bible. Really. I can’t go a day without it.
What are you currently reading?
World Magazines and National Geographic. World is similar to Newsweek or Time but with a Christain/Biblical worldview. I am also working through the Apples of Gold mentoring books. It is a Bible study used to mentor younger women in the church. Better than I expected. I'm now old enough to be a mentor--oh man! God grant me the wisdom because it won't come from me by myself.
What is the greatest invention in the last 50 years?
Email. I can converse with friends and relatives all over the world for almost no cost.
What is your favorite place on earth?
My bed. It is great to have a warm, soft, safe place to sleep every night. Outside place: Kauai island, Hawaii.
Do you have any pets?
Two cats: Bunny and Pretty (really Amber and Autumn, but they are very dumb and after four years still didn’t know their names so we use nicknames.)
Your first car?
A used 1973 Honda Civic (when they were really, really little.)
If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Moving things with my mind. I know it is really unhealthy to just sit for long periods, but it is so easy to do.
What do you want to be when you grown up?
A model of Christ-like love. Can you imagine what that would be like? Wow.
Where was your last vacation?
My husband’s family cabin near Crivitz, WI.
What was the last book you didn't finish?
One about the hardships children in Africa face--the stories were too heart wrenching—slavery, abuse, hunger, fear, disease, death. I have been there, we have four kids there that we stay connected with and the book was too hard for me to process. Don’t be bummed, though. God is doing good things there, too. We have seen His light in their lives.