Denise was born and raised in the Chicago area. She graduated from Harding University with a degree in Business Education. While at Harding, she met her husband Rex. They married in 1977 and moved to Texas in July 1978.
Denise, Rex and their young daughters moved to Lucas in 1992 and began attending the Allen Church of Christ (currently the Greenville Oaks Church of Christ). In 1994 Denise started volunteering in the church office. Volunteering two days a week turned into a part-time job. As the church grew, so did the job and its responsibilities. She is currently the Office Manager.
Denise and Rex have two daughters. Laura and her husband Neil live in Rowlett. Their daughter Amy, her husband Eddy and their daughter Geneva live in Dallas. Denise enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and reading.