Lynn (Miller) Yoder
Family: Brian Yoder (husband), Josh Yoder and Rex Yoder (sons)
My dad was an IC firefighter, so I grew up in Iowa City. But I have lots of relation in the Kalona and Wellman area. I attended IMS for high school and met Brian shortly thereafter at the Kalona Slow-Pitch games. We married in 1988. Brian, and our son Josh, tend to our 5th generation farm on the outskirts of Kalona. Brian has lived in the area and farmed all his life. He often knows my relatives better than I do. He graduated from Mid-Prairie.
As a kid I never envisioned myself living on a farm on the edge of a small town. But I love it here! We have grandkids in school at Mid-Prairie Elementary and Pathway Preschool, and we enjoy attending all their events.Brian and I raised our family in the Wellman Mennonite Church, but we started attending East Union Mennonite in order to be more involved in the church lives of our grandkids.
I started college once my kids were in grade school. I graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in mathematics and completed their Teacher Education Program. Then I got my Master of School Mathematics through Iowa State several years later.
I taught high school math for nearly 20 years – and loved it! Recently I decided to declare myself “semi-retired” so that I could spend more time with my grandkids and help out with their daycare needs. But still dabble in teaching through tutoring and may go back to the classroom someday.
I believe a locally based cooperative can serve the internet and technological needs of a small town better than a larger corporation, due to the fact that the citizens of the community are the members of the cooperative.
As a member of the KCTC Board of Directors, I’ll admit that I don’t know much about the telecommunications industry, other than as a consumer. But I am willing to learn. I will endeavor to bring the telecommunications needs of the community to the board as they arise. And I will assist the board in its decision making and activities in any way I can.