Dorothy was raised in Houston County. After high school graduation she attended Austin Peay State University, where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science, with a legal studies concentration. After graduation she began working at The Stewart-Houston Times, a local newspaper. After a few short years there, she worked for Signature HealthCARE of Erin, and eventually found her way to Hope Center Ministries. She is now blessed to be a part of this growing ministry and hopes to help carry it into its next phases. She is married to Jeremy Parker and together they have four children, Noah, Eli, Kye and Lily.