Deonna arrived in the Philippines in 1971 as a member of Crossroads, a Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU) musical team for Asia. She was a flight attendant before that and called California, USA her home. Married to CCF founder and senior pastor, Dr. Peter Tanchi since 1973, Deonna has been a strong support for her husband through seasons of her life as a wife, mother, and homeschool mom to five wonderful children, and now as grandma to twenty-one adorable grandchildren. She remains a missionary at heart and deed. Her love for the Lord and people stays fresh as she serves alongside her husband through the expanding CCF movement for God’s glory.