when things don’t go according to plan
there is a greater Plan and Purpose unfolding
Deborah Wenzler Farris
Farris was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She began her career in theatre, moving from Milwaukee to NYC, eventually traveling coast to coast in an old Ford Van named Hamlet. Forty moves and one divorce later, she bumped into Todd Farris, an old friend from high school on a street corner during a snowstorm while home one Christmas. They eventually married and she returned to Milwaukee with her son, Charlie. When her parents downsized, they bought the house she grew up in, where they currently reside with their dog and cat—Fanny and Mary. That encounter on the street corner led to a homecoming that made this book possible.
Farris led Danceworks Inc., a MIlwaukee nonprofit from 2002-2020. The organization has served 30,000 Milwaukee students through Danceworks Mad Hot Ballroom & Tap program and people of all ages and backgrounds through the joy of dance. She never planned to lead an organization. She never even planned to dance. She believes God used her in spite of herself and in leading, learned how to follow. Him. She believes new beginnings are possible at any age, that God has a Divine plan and purpose for each of us, and a great sense of humor. She will be appearing in her first film, a comedy, Mags and Julie go on a Road Trip, opening in November 2020.