Barb and Bernie Campbell introduced themselves as the newest Kiwanians in the Tuesday Meet Your Kiwanian program. Barb and Bernie are both natives of northern Indiana. Barb is a native of Kewana and graduated from Rochester High School. Bernie is a native of Gary Indiana and graduated from Merrillville High School.
Barb had careers in Banking with Merchants Bank, Education with Mt. Vernon, and Technology with Mt. Veron before starting her current career with an Educational testing organization NWEA. Her first marriage was to a firefighter who was killed in the Indianapolis Athletic Club fire.
Bernie graduated from Ball State University with a Business Education degree. He taught and was later an administrator at Mount Vernon schools. He met Barb while at Mt. Vernon schools. They married and blended her family of 1 daughter with his family of 3 children.
Both shared some of the adversities that they have been through in life which they believe all people suffer but they chose to be a survivor rather than a victim. Both are involved in with the Community Foundation. Bernie is the Volunteer Youth Board Coordinator with the Foundation, He is also a member of the Hancock County Sheriff's Merit Board, and is a volunteer with Hope House. They attend Park Chapel Christian Church.