Gayle joined the staff in October, 2002, shortly after moving to Wellington, Florida, from Wisconsin. She was the bookkeeper at a large church in Milwaukee that utilized the same financial system that First Pres uses.
She has a Bachelors of Business Administration degree, majoring in finance at the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh. She was a credit manager in commercial financing for many years until she had her third child. At that time, she decided to devote her time to her children and home-schooled them for many years. Once they started high school, she re-entered the workforce.
Gayle married Frank Coughanour on March 5, 2011. She has two daughters, Kayla and Brenna, and a son, Aaron, and now is the stepmother to Frankie, Ben, and Jeff. Her husband, their six children, and her granddaughter, along with her relationship with Jesus Christ, are the joys of her life.