Mike Pence officially becomes vice president when he is sworn into office Friday afternoon in Washington, D.C. The former Indiana governor will place his left hand on the same bible Ronald Reagan's used in 1981 and his oath will be administered by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

But like in any inauguration, the focus often shifts from the official to the official's family. In Pence's case, he has three children with wife, Karen: Michael Pence, Audrey Pence and Charlotte Pence. 

Michael J. Pence

The vice president-elect and his wife saw 2nd Lt. Michael J. Pence graduate from basic training from the Marine Corps in 2015 and he now serves as a Marine Corps aviator. Michael J. Pence, 24, previously attended Purdue University where he received training to become a pilot. He learned to fly the T-6 B Texan II while for Training Air Wing Five at the Naval Air Station flight school. Although the vice president-elect's children have spent time in the spotlight due to their father’s lengthy political career, Michael J. Pence told Indiana’s WTHR Channel 13 News back in 2013 that he and his sisters had a “pretty normal childhood.”

Charlotte Pence

A 22-year-old aspiring filmmaker, Charlotte Pence graduated from DePaul University where she studied digital cinema and English. While in college she devoted time to advocating for inner-city youths in Chicago through the group Peacemakers. She also spent time in Colombia on a service trip through the university’s ministry. However, Charlotte Pence doesn’t consider herself a political person, telling DePaul's student newspaper The DePaulia in an August 2016 interview that she’s “not extremely interested in going into politics in the future.” She is also a member of Chi Omega sorority, which also participated in a slew of community service-based projects. During her time in college, she ran a column in the DePaulia and she’s also picked up a byline in Glamor magazine, in which she wrote about the many lessons she learned from her father.

Audrey Pence

The 21-year-old is currently a student at Northeastern University studying social science and humanities, according to reports. She is very interested in “learning about the world,” according to reports, and has spent time furthering her studies overseas. Audrey Pence reportedly spent a month in Amman, Jordan, studying Arabic and she also completed a semester abroad in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina studying international conflict and negotiation. The youngest Pence has shared lessons from her travels publicly through reporting at the Fuller Project for International Reporting and has even received a byline on CNN’s website. She told Boston Globe via email that the experience was “really exciting.”