Rita grew up in SE Kansas, attending FBC Altamont while actively involved in Guild Girls and BYF (now AB G.I.R.L.S. and ABY).
She played the piano in church and accompanied groups and soloists in high school district and state competitions. She also enjoyed playing piano/organ duets with her mom, Mina Adams; and learned to play the organ while in high school. Rita is blessed to have two married daughters – Kristy (Todd) and their three sons live in Olathe; Paula (YJ) and daughter Averie born in Oct 2018 live in San Bruno, CA.
Rita has worked in accounting/finance since prior to high school graduation, having worked for CPA firms as a QuickBooks specialist/trainer and most recently a national Christian radio corporation as CFO.
She enjoys directing the ABCCR Primary camp and has a passion for youth. Rita sews professionally (making costumes for Shawnee Heights/WU and wedding dresses for family friends); loves writing for youth, having attended Green Lake Writers conferences; and enjoys card/board games and jigsaw/crossword puzzles.
She loves serving the churches and people of the Central Region.