April Sumner was born and raised in New Braunfels, Texas. She grew up in a family who loved Christ and served the church. She graduated from Ozark Bible College in Joplin, Missouri having studied music, worship, and the Bible. She spent one of her college summers in Australia. For ten years April lived in Port-de-Paix, Haiti and taught second grade at Sonlight Academy. She then lived in Verona, Italy for two years before moving to Austin, Texas. There she was the Music and Spiritual Instructor at a ranch for adults with special needs.
When April was 36, God surprised her with a godly husband who makes her laugh and continually leads her to the cross. It was he who gave her a camera for her 40th birthday. Together, they are currently live in central Virginia as they seek the Lord's direction for whatever surprise will come next.