Tarrell is a member at First Presbyterian Church in Iowa City and has been involved with various committees, teaching Sunday School and worship activities.
She is a former K-12 Teacher and School Counselor and is currently the Director of the Office of Ethnic Inclusion at the Graduate College, Associate Professor and Coordinator of the School Counseling and Counselor Education & Supervision programs at The University of Iowa.
grew up as a migrant child as her
father was an itinerant farmer.
graduated from a small high school in the Missouri Ozarks with a class of 28 people.
greatest joy in life is helping others and her
favorite food is BBQ ribs.
The last book she
read was Xenocide by Orson Scott Card and Tarrell
says for fun she
enjoying relaxing on the front porch watching the chickens, parenting and hobby farming.
and her husband Gerald "Jerry" have been married 19 years and have five children, Jennifer , David, James, Breann, and Colin.
and Jerry are licensed foster parents and one of the children attending camp for the first time returned saying, "I used to think God and Jesus weren't real, and now I know they are real!
believes Camp Wyoming
touches the lives of children and builds a community of Christians in the future.