Aric and Kimberly met at Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL. It was there that they both felt a call to missions. They were married in 2002, which is also the year that Kimberly graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. Aric graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor's in Psychology. In 2008, Aric received his Master's degree in Community Counseling from Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan.
Their first son, Ethan, was born in 2008. In 2010, they welcomed another son, Isaiah, who was followed by a third son, Lucas, in 2012. It was also in 2012 that Aric went to Peru with Extreme Nazarene. While he was there, God renewed the call to missions that Aric had felt so many years before. Aric and Kimberly are excited to answer that call by working in South America with Extreme Nazarene.
Keep updated with the Bidwell Family on the "Mission Update" page.