People of KGF – Delora Lalande

Name: Delora Lalande, and I’m married to Mike Lalande

How long have you been at KGF?  For About 5 years

What are you involved with here? I am involved as part of the Refresh Women’s Ministry Discernment team and the Arts Ministry.

What’s your favourite book?  I’m an avid reader and always have one or more books on the go. Bodie Thoene’s Zion Covenant series and authors Maeve Binchy and Rosamunde Pilcher are favourites. I also love doing bible studies and am currently previewing the women’s studies planned for Refresh this coming fall and winter season.

What makes your day better? The things that make my day better are painting (I’ve been doing portraits of my grandchildren and have completed 15 of 22!) and talking to my kids and grandkids who are scattered around the country so I don’t see them as often as I would like.

What was the saddest moment in your life?  The saddest moment of my life was losing my husband Bill Kuyvenhoven who passed away in 2001. But God is incredibly faithful in times of mourning and loss.  I met my husband Mike (also widowed) through my daughter who was roommates with Mike’s daughter!  Hence my “quiver full” of precious grandchildren!