Debra Tallman has a Bachelors Degree in Social Work from Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York. She has worked in the field of gerontology for over 35 years and joined the staff of First Church in 1998. She is married to Rev. James Tallman and has three children, Sarah, Emily and Audra. She also has four grandchildren. Debra also enjoys sewing, knitting, reading and travel.