Eldest son, 24-year-old Michael, is the spitting image of his father. A recent graduate from Purdue University, young Michael is a newly minted Marine Corps Second Lieutenant .
After his completion of Officer Candidate School, then the grueling seven month long Officer Basic Course at the sprawling Marine base in Quantico, Virginia, the younger Mike is next slated for orders to Flight School at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida.
Charlotte “Charli” Pence is the oldest daughter, 22, is quite the fledgling filmmaker. As reported, “She was one of the directors of the documentary ‘For the Records,’ which highlights the struggles of mental illness. She also was associate producer and co-writer of ‘Fleeced,’ a documentary which won nine regional Emmy awards.”
Charli is a graduate of Chicago’s DePaul University with a double major in Digital Cinema and English.
Charlotte spent her junior year abroad, studying at England’s prestigious Oxford University. While studying in Britain, she penned a column entitled “An American at Oxford” which was regularly published by the independent school newspaper The DePaulia.
Youngest is 21-year-old Audrey, an International Affairs major (Class of 2017) at Northeastern University in Boston.
According to the website Solutions Journal and the Fuller Project, her biography states “She spent one month in Amman, Jordan studying Arabic in the summer of 2014 and is currently stationed in Istanbul, Turkey working for Solutions Journal and the Fuller Project on journalism projects in the region.”
A bit of a contradiction, Audrey readily describes her political leanings as “Politically Independent, Socially Liberal.”
Despite the differences, Audrey was once quoted by WTHR of Indianapolis;
“Probably the person I get the most respect from is my dad on that and he has always…he tells me so many times, ‘I am proud of you for having your own opinions and looking into things’.”