ESOL Program Manager
Deb Rymer is the ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Program Manager at VPC. She and her husband, Jon, as well as son, Jon, came to VPC in 2009 and quickly became involved in volunteering with ESOL and the Sanctuary Choir. She joined the staff to lead the ESOL ministry in late 2013. Deb never fails to be inspired by the personal stories, courage and dedication of our ESOL students, and likes to say that “these people are my heroes”. The community that is built among the students and amazing teachers in this ministry is what keeps so many coming back year after year. Students finally find a place that is safe for them to try to speak English and feel supported every step of the way. Our dear teachers know that they are making a difference in so many lives.
Deb has a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and a Master’s degree in Computer and Information Science. After discovering software, she worked for 20 years in IT Management for Fortune 500 companies. In her spare time, she still loves to use her music background to accompany vocalists and choirs.