Vickie has been a member of the First United Methodist Church since 1989. She began playing the piano at the church even before she became a member. She also enjoys working at Youth Seek Camp as a camp counselor.
Vickie began her music training with piano lessons at age 10 under the direction of Miss Audrey Ove of Cuba, Missouri. She has been playing the piano ever since. She received her undergraduate degree in Music Education from Southwest Missouri State University in 1974 and a Master's Degree in Music Therapy and Special Education from Texas Woman's University in 1980. She particularly enjoys accompanying and has worked with Tent Theatre in Springfield Missouri and McKinney Summer Musicals doing what she loves best, accompanying musicals. She has taught music in public schools in Missouri and Texas and is currently in her 22nd year teaching elementary music at Van Alstyne Elementary School in Van Alstyne Texas.
She has two daughters, Erin Routon of Riverside California and Hilary Routon of Austin, Texas. She enjoys reading and traveling whenever she gets the chance.