Annette was born in Chattanooga, TN. She graduated from Brainerd High School in 1978. Annette has over 25 years of experience in food service having held the positions of dietary aide, cook, lead baker, catering supervisor (set up and serving) and kitchen manager. When not using her culinary skills, she pursues the hobbies of reading, cooking and collecting vintage purses. She and her husband, Reginald, have been married for 12 years and have two children and five grandchildren. Annette has served as the Kitchen Ministry supervisor since October 2013.