As a lifelong learner, Grayce Fleet has never stopped broadening her horizons. As a young person she jumped into the Deaf world and has never retreated. She has worked as a sign language interpreter for more than 25 years, gaining education all along the way from a variety of places, including: Maryville College, Tennessee Temple University, Piedmont International University, but more importantly, from the Deaf community. She has taught ASL at the University of Memphis, St. Jude Childrenu2019s Research Hospital, and a variety of local community venues. Grayce has also taught several interpreter training courses internationally.
Grayce has been married to her Deaf husband, Eric Fleet, since 1991, and together they have homeschooled their 5 biological hearing children. Eric and Grayce serve the Deaf community both in the US and abroad through the work of Deaf Doorway, which seeks to increase access, understanding and levels of engagement for Deaf people worldwide.
Grayce first learned about Signs for Hope while attending an Empowered to Connect conference many years ago in 2011. God started Grayce and Eric down the road of Deaf adoption, but later made it clear His purpose was to serve others who had adopted and to serve Deaf children from hard places. Grayce has interpreted for 3 SFH adoption trips, in addition to many other interpreting opportunities. The connections with Signs for Hope have strengthened over the years, serving and learning alongside Becky. The highlight of the year is the ASL Immersion Family Retreat!