Dixie is most involved with furthering Gospel-based peace and justice education through the JustFaith program and the Center for Social Ministry.
Dixie and her husband Barney live in Ankeny, and have been members of OLIH for over 20 years. They have two children who also live in Ankeny. Their son and daughter-in-law have twin daughters. Dixie recently retired as shelter coordinator at St. Joseph Emergency Family Shelter. She is currently providing before and after school daycare for her granddaughters, staff at St. Joe's on occasion & volunteers at Oak Park Elementary weekly.