Nettie’s family immigrated to Canada in 1926, settling near Hepburn, Sask. She accepted Jesus as Saviour at 8 and was baptized at 15. Nettie attended normal school, and after teaching several years, she married Helmut. Nettie and Helmut taught 9 years in First Nations schools in Northern B.C. When they felt called to pastoral ministry, they moved to Winnipeg, where Helmut took training. They pastored Alexander (Man.) MB; Woodrow, Sask.; Hillside Community, Beechy, Sask.; and Saskatoon churches. Nettie devoted her time to serving the church and supporting her family with her prayers and quiet presence. When her health began to fail, she and Helmut moved to Bow Island, B.C.