A desire to inspire young minds and change lives led Ifen to pursue a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University and a role as a mental health and addictions counselor.

After earning an undergraduate degree in interior decorating from Bob Jones University, Ifen devoted several years to raising her two children. A longtime Avon resident, she returned to the workforce in 2009, providing administrative support and payroll for Donovan CPAs and Advisors.

Ifen and her husband, Jeff, lead lives enjoying service in the community. Married for more than three decades, the couple are members of Radiant Bible Church, where Ifen serves on the church Soul Care team. Ifen also serves on the Hendricks County Community Foundation’s board of directors and is an accomplished artist with several paintings on display at the Hendricks County Courthouse. When she isn’t studying, working, or painting, Ifen enjoys motorcycles, ballroom dancing, and traveling.