Willette Ericson grew up in Toccoa, Georgia. After graduating from Toccoa Falls Academy, she attended Moody Bible Institute majoring in church music. She met her husband Keith at MBI, and after completing their studies they served for three years in Liberia, West Africa. When their time in Liberia was complete, they moved to Elizabethton to work at Moody Aviation. Willette also has a BS from ETSU in Elementary and Secondary Education, and an MA in English. She taught in the public school system for 30 years and has served as an assistant principal. Her love for church music goes back to her childhood. Her life has been dedicated to serving the Lord wherever he puts her. Ms. Ericson views participation in music as a privilege and a ministry.