Each of us has a story to tell and I’m no different. I started working in insurance when I was 17 years old typing insurance policies at Iowa National Mutual Insurance Company in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I eventually worked my way to the Trainer for that department, got bored, and got promoted to manual policy rating.
At 22, I moved to Oregon and continued that journey working for an insurance agency in Beaverton, Oregon. American States Insurance Company offered me a policy rating position as well so after two months at the agency, I called the company and was hired on. I moved up the ranks. As computers were introduced, I moved into a new position with the company installing computers in agency’s offices and training their staff on how to input and service their policies.
Over the years, I learned a lot from each of these different agencies and how they ran their offices not knowing that one day, I would have my own. SAFECO Insurance Company purchased my company and that’s when I asked myself what I wanted to be when I grew up. Becoming an Insurance Agent wasn’t on my radar but God had other plans. He provided an opportunity for me to work with Larry Butler in Aloha, and the rest is history.
I worked for Butler Insurance Agency for four years, but God was really calling me to my own office. In October of 2002, the vision for Agape Insurance Agency began to evolve. I opened my doors on January 1st of 2003 and have operated in two other locations before settling back in Aloha in September 2008. At that time, I changed the agency name to Agape Community Insurance Agency due to confusion with others named similarly across the country.
Agape Community Insurance Agency is first an Independent insurance agency but second, my personal ministry. My passion is serving my community in any way I can and being a resource to help people become who they were created to be. Insurance can be a scary experience and my desire is to make it an enjoyable learning experience while providing you my best price. If I cannot provide what you need, I have networked with other insurance agents in the area that can hopefully serve you.
I would like to thank the following people for their mentorship in my business life – Jim Cole, Dick Glassmeyer, Terry Castelli, David Iwata, Larry Butler, and Dr. John Maxwell
I would like to thank the following people for their mentorship in my spiritual life – Ron Larimore, Lynda Hedrick, Kathy Wilson, Gerry Williams, and Joyce Meyer.
I would like to thank the following people for living with me during my personal journey and allowing me to grow into the person God created me to be: Jerry and Irene Oellrich (parents), Susan Kimball (sister), Sandra Germaine (sister), Sherry Christensen (sister), Sylvia Dawson (sister), Tricia Spear (sister), Steven Oellrich (brother), Scott Fabre (x-husband), Phillip Fabre (son), Preston Fabre (son), and Jak Wilbersheid (friend).
Most importantly, I would like to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for never giving up on me and allowing me to steward Agape Community Insurance Agency.