I Am Wilshire – Marc LaChey.
Hometown: I was born in Beria, Ohio. We moved to El Paso shortly after I was born (long story). We also lived in Hobbs and Roswell, New Mexico.
Education: Roswell High School, 1972; Baylor, BBA in accounting, 1977
Profession: Retired from a career in property and casualty insurance claims
Present city: Richardson
Tell us about your family.
My wife, Debbie, and I have been married for 32 years. I have a daughter, Adrienne, from my first marriage, and a daughter, Catherine, with Debbie. We also have a granddaughter, Savannah.
How about your work or volunteer life?
I spent 42 years in the insurance profession, starting as a claim representative and ending as a consultant providing coverage advocacy and claims management guidance to corporate clients. Phone calls often meant something bad had happened. I still recall the details of several tragic accidents, but I also recall helping clients make it through to the other side of whatever crisis had occurred.
What are your favorite hobbies?
I’m active as a model railroader, and I manage the contract with the Plano Event Center for two annual model train shows. During the summer I volunteer as a docent on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad in Chama, New Mexico.
What is your favorite place to travel?
Any national park that I’ve not visited and Chama, New Mexico.
What brought you to Wilshire and when?
I came to Wilshire in 1989 from Royal Lane Baptist Church following a divorce. I met Debbie in the singles department at Wilshire, and we were married by George Mason in 1991.
Where are you engaged at Wilshire?
I’ve served on the Buildings and Grounds Committee, and I currently chair the Risk Management Committee, serve on the Hospitality Ministry Team and host the Zoom meetings for the Koinonia Class.
What do you think God is up to in your life right now?
Guiding me to be a servant.
Tell us about your faith journey.
Religion was a sore subject between my parents. I met SBC missionaries Charlie and Joy Fenner when I went to Japan as an exchange student from Baylor. Their acceptance and love changed my life.
What’s something interesting most people wouldn’t know about you?
I hold a pilot’s license to fly hot air balloons.
What adjectives describe you?
Debbie and our daughters tell me I’ve learned to relax since I retired. Some might disagree.
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