Born and raised in Sweden, Petra first came to California as an eighteen-year old to work in a family as an au-pair. She fell in love with this country, she fell in love with Jesus and later on fell in love with her now husband Kirk. Petra and Kirk have two daughters together and they are a missions loving family with a special place in their hearts for orphans in Chiapas, Mexico.
Petra earned a degree in early childhood education, and worked as a preschool teacher in Sweden before moving to California in 1997. Petra has been working as an instructional aide at MHCS since 2011 and loves the loving and caring atmosphere here on campus.