Debra was born in San Antonio, Texas, and was raised in Castroville in a loving, Christian family home. Debra attended and graduated from Medina Valley ISD and started her career in early childhood development as a child care specialist/director, owning two child care facilities for 8 years. She attended the University of Phoenix where she received an Associate Degree of Arts in Human Service Management and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Service/Family and Children Services.
Debra and her family joined FBCC in April of 2014. She is married to Joshua McDonel, who also works for FBCC; and they have five children, Anna, Kayla, Ariel, Kinlee, and Axel. She and her family have been very blessed to be part of the FBCC family and have been serving ever since the Lord led them here.