Carol and her husband, Ron Strack, moved to Maryland from Florida, where Carol served for 18 years as the office manager of the Port Charlotte Adventist School on the campus of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Port Charlotte.
Originally from Michigan, Mrs. Strack worked in offices in Grand Rapids and Alma before moving to the Berrien Springs area, where she worked in the administration offices at Andrews University. In 1985 she joined the staff as office manager of Cirtec Systems, a company owned by Andrews University. Cirtec Systems made and sold machines, worldwide, that made printed circuit boards.
From Berrien Springs, Carol, Ron and their three children moved to Port Charlotte in 1987. Once in Florida, Mrs. Strack worked as the office manager for AviaCraft, a fixed base operation for privately owned aircraft, co-owned by Ron, at the Charlotte County Airport in Punta Gorda.
In 1989 Mrs. Strack joined the staff of Port Charlotte Adventist School. Her duties at PCAS were many and varied. Her responsibilities included office, manager, secretary, registrar, treasurer, administrative assistant and even janitor—at times, wearing all these hats at the same time. PCAS, a junior academy had a student enrollment ranging from 52 to 115 students during the time she was there. In 2007 PCAS became a full K-12 academy.
Mrs. Strack has been involved with Women’s Ministries at many levels. She was the local Women’s Ministries director of the Port Charlotte church and an area coordinator for central western Florida, coordinating ministry efforts for 22 of the churches in Florida. Her favorite time, though, was spent on the executive committee for Women’s Ministries for the Florida Conference helping to plan the annual retreats at Camp Kulaqua. Due to the number of women registering to attend (averaging 1600-1800 annually) the retreats were repeated over four consecutive weekends.
Travel, keeping up with friends, church life, and exploring new places are favorite activities with Carol and Ron Strack. He is employed by Maxim Health Care in Columbia, where he works as an Information Services Project Manager. It was his employment at Maxim that instigated the move from Florida to Maryland. He sings tenor in the Spencerville Sanctuary Choir and considers music his hobby and his passion.
Mrs. Strack has three adult children. Son, Bryan Wymer, his wife, Mandy, and his step-son, Davin, as well as Bryan’s children, Kaylee and Connor live in Southwest Florida. Her two daughters, Tonya—known to all as Toni, Veronica—who goes by Ronni, and Ronni’s husband, Berkley, live in Port Charlotte.Everything to do with English tea parties is thoroughly enjoyed by Mrs. Strack, and she has hosted many such occasions in her home in Florida and helped to host many for the women and friends of the church in Port Charlotte. In her precious little spare time, she likes to curl up with a good read.