Debbie has been a member of First United Methodist Church of Van Alstyne since 1985 along with her husband Gerry. She was born and raised in McKinney, Texas and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of McKinney. She serves on the board for the McKinney Ex Student's Association. She graduated from North Texas State University and taught 30 years at Van Alstyne High School where she retired in 2005.
In 2011 Debbie was elected to the Van Alstyne Independant School District Board of Trustees where she serves as the Secretary. Debbie was hired as the Finance Administrator of First United Methodist Church of Van Alstyne in November 2007.
Gerry and Debbie have two grown children Brandi Stowers and her husband Phillip of Van Alstyne and Sgt. Christopher Nance and his wife Rebecca, US Army Raeford, NC and three grandchildren Emma and Carter Stowers and Camden Nance (the joys of her life). Debbie is very active in the church serving on various committees and singing in the Chancel Choir. In her spare time she tries to find a few moments for herself but most of all she loves spending time with family and friends.