Mrs. Coonrod accepted Christ as her Lord and Saviour at the age of 15 through a bus ministry at a local church in the Florida Keys. Soon after, she followed a long-time dream and God-given desire to become a school teacher. She went on to earn her degree at Pensacola Christian College.
Mrs. Coonrod has taught fourteen years at schools in Florida and North Carolina. When she is not teaching, she enjoys reading, sewing, bicycling, and spending time with her husband, Jonathan, and her son, Andrew.