After growing up in Watertown, WI, Deanne attended Concordia University in Irvine, California while majoring in Lutheran Elementary Education in hopes to serve God through teaching children.
Deanne joined LBT after graduating from CUI and pursued her passion in teaching by homeschooling missionary children in Ghana. She lived alongside Paul and Ali Federwitz and their family while assisting in teaching for their two middle school children.
Currently, God has led Deanne to Ethiopia. She teaches Bible and assists in the athletics department at Bingham Academy in Addis Ababa. Bingham serves missionary, local, and other expatriate students from KG1 (pre-K) through grade 12. By teaching at Bingham Academy, Deanne helps keep missionaries on the field by providing quality education for missionary kids.