Irene has been an ASL Interpreter for the deaf at Trinity Baptist Church since 1990. Her parents were deaf. So sign language is her first Language. Irene has been involved in the deaf ministry since 1952 to the present time, first at First Southern Baptist Church in Bakersfield, California, then Manhattan Beach, California. Moving to Washington in 1968 and starting a deaf ministry at Calvary Baptist Church in Renton, Washington and interpreted at Seattle Community College for 20 years and now at Trinity for the last 30 years also doing free-lance interpreting in the community.