Colleen McFall, grew up in a military family, one of nine children, in which duty to God, family and country were cornerstones of family life. She has seen her older brother, Tim, live an interesting and challenging life of service to all three. As a high school sophomore Colleen remembers praying for her brother while he served in the Marine Corps as a helicopter machine gunner in Vietnam, and during the many years thereafter when he was deployed elsewhere in Asia, to the Mediterranean Sea and the Middle East. She has been witness to the role faith has played in his life as a Marine, husband, father and Roman Catholic priest.
Colleen is a Registered Nurse and enjoys living on a small spread in East Texas with her husband, Terry, especially when their five children and 13 grandchildren visit.