Lyndell Hetrick Holtz has served as a facilitator and mentor in several church-based programs designed to help those struggling with divorce or a marriage crisis. She volunteers weekly at Mission Gate Prison Ministries, serving wherever needed to acclimate released prisoners to society and help accelerate their growth in Christ. Holding a bachelor of education degree, she has taught secondary English in grades 9 through 12. For more than 20 years she served as a pastor's wife. She has four grown children and four grandsons. She and her husband, whom she remarried in 2002, live in St. Louis, Missouri.