In addition to keeping up with the kids’ activities, Penny has been very active in the Napoleon community. She has served as President of the Missions Council at Napoleon Church of the Nazarene, Secretary of the Napoleon Academic Boosters, Secretary of Napoleon Soccer Club, President of the Arts Council at St. Paul Lutheran School, member of the Athletic Boosters at St. Paul Lutheran School and a neighborhood canvasser for United Way. Penny was also instrumental in bringing First Book to Henry County. This program became an integral part of United Way of Henry County's Early Childhood Development Program.
Penny and her husband, Steve, and dogs, Sam and Tobin, live in Napoleon. Their son, Connor, lives and works in Napoleon and Hailey, their daughter, lives in Grandview Heights and works in Dublin. The family loves to spend time together at their lake house on Lake Columbia in the Irish Hills of Michigan or further north in Glen Arbor, Michigan on the Leelanau Peninsula. They are members of Napoleon Church of the Nazarene.