Erica lived in New Hamburg until she married Rudy and they moved to Winnipeg for his studies. They pastored Lucky Lake (Sask.), Herbert (Sask.), Greendale (B.C.), Kennedy Heights MB (Delta, B.C.), Komoka and Zion (Kitchener, Ont.) MB churches. From her youth, Erica was a church pianist. In addition to raising her family, she taught piano; served as an administrative assistant in business, college and police offices; and volunteered for many church programs.