Meet the Big Brothers Big Sisters Couple of the Year

By: Lindsay Shively Email
By: Lindsay Shively Email

Being a part of a child's life doesn't have to be a solo act. Just take a cue from John and Barb Fencl.

"Got it?" John Fencl asks, reaching over to fasten little Christopher's bike helmet. John and Chris have been paired through Big Brothers Big Sisters for about four months now, along with John's wife Barb.

"They're real fun," laughs 9-year-old Christopher Starr. "They're a big brother and big sister, we're a big couple!"

That's right, John and barb are Christopher's Big Couple. In fact, they just won Big Couple of the year. "We don't have children of our own," admits John. "So its fun, reminds me of growing up when i was nine."

Fishing has been a favorite past time for the group.
"It's been great fun," says John. "We went out and caught some big fish"

"It's fun casting and catching the fish!" Chris adds. Fishing is just one of the many activities that have proved life-changing for John and Barb.

"Actually sharing our lives, it's pretty fun. hopefully for many years to come." John says and his wife, Barb, agrees. "I think this has been one of the most rewarding experiences as a married couple."

And there is a long list of kids waiting for you to be a part of their lives. If you'd like to be a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters, click the link below for more information.

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