Efriann (Toni) Gonzalez
Efriann (Toni) Gonzalez was born on September 9th at South Florida Baptist Hospital in Plant City, Florida. While growing up in Plant City, she attended Lincoln Elementary, Tomlin Junior High and graduated from Plant City Senior High in 1972. She went on to study accounting at the University of Miami in Florida.
Toni was raised in a wonderful household by two devout Christian parents and had a great relationship with two older sisters. She regularly attended Church and did all of those things that a good Christian girl was expected to do. Toni was a very motivated person and a believer in planning and setting goals. Her personal satisfaction and life purpose was found in goal-setting and personal accomplishments. But during a challenging discussion with her newly wedded husband, Mike, she was asked to state the purpose of her life beyond her accomplishments. More simply put, Mike asked Toni, "If you accomplished all of your earthly goals in one day, for what purpose would you live the rest of your life?" That question set Toni on a journey to find a meaning to life beyond her own efforts. Toni began searching the scriptures and landed in the book of Ecclesiastes. After reading the entire book and coming to the same conclusion as its writer, Toni agreed that the whole duty of a person is to serve the Lord. That day Toni started her eternal journey with Jesus and has found the balance between living for God and the pursuit of earthly success.
Toni married her childhood friend, who she has known since first grade, Mike Gonzalez, who is currently the General Manager of WFGC Television. The first 18 years of Toni's married life involved quite a bit of traveling. Toni and Mike have moved over 35 times before they and their 8 children finally settled in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Toni began homeschooling their four younger children in 1990 until each of them completed high school, the last student, in 2012. During that time she served on the board of Parents Educating Children, a home school support organization and was their New Family Inquiry contact person.
In 2006, Toni began volunteering at WFGC Television and in 2010 was hired as the Business Office Manager. Toni and the family are actively involved at Christ Fellowship, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. In her spare time, Toni enjoys reading, gardening, sewing, and publishing.
Quick Facts About Toni
Toni also likes strawberries!
Toni was born in Plant City, Florida and has enjoyed her share of strawberries. It is to be expected that when growing up in a city that calls itself the "strawberry capitol of the world", that one would also enjoy some strawberry shortcake!