Brenda Bowles is originally from Woodstock, VA and graduated from Lord Fairfax Community College with an Associate Degree in Secretarial Science. While studying there she met her future husband, Michael Bowles, and they married in 1975. They have a daughter, Kristi, and a son, Jeremy. She became a member of Immanuel in 1977 and worked in Pioneer Girls for 15 years. She has also been active in Women’s Missionary Fellowship for many years. She started working part-time at Immanuel as a receptionist in June of 1991 and became the Church Secretary in January of 1996.