Debra Petermann currently serves as the Church Relations Manager for Joni and Friends Ohio, a position she has held since 2005. Mrs. Petermann’s experience with people who have disabilities began at an early age, when her brother, Rodney, experienced a brain injury. Rodney’s other sister is Cathy Chester, also a speaker at Summit. Life with Rodney was filled with love and the invaluable experience of just “being” with a person with disabilities. Debra drew upon that experience when starting Bridge Builders, a disability ministry at The Vineyard Church of Columbus. Debra received her Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio State University and is married to Doug Petermann. They have two daughters, Claire who is a Penn State student and Danielle who is with the Lord.