My wife, LuAnne, and I met in Ohio as counselors at Camp Luther on Lake Erie. We have been married since 1990, we enjoy parenting high schooler Luke and middle schooler Morgan. I was called to lead COS in 2010, and have enjoyed transitioning COS into a new day with a talented staff and terrific lay leadership. My focuses are on visioning, discipleship development and multiplication, and making sure fun gets mixed in with faith.
Hobbies: playing guitar, triathlons, Red-box movies.
Born in: Eugene, Oregon
Raised in: Chicago, Illinois and Columbus, Ohio.
Learned something at: Wittenberg University, Yale University, Trinity Lutheran Seminary
Favorite Team: Chicago Bears
Cool Spot in PTC area: Running in Line Creek Nature Center
Energizing Bible Verse: John 8.31-32 “Jesus said to those who believed in him, ‘if you continue with my teachings, you will know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.’”
Random fact about you: As an awesome welcome present to PTC, some nice folks gave me a kayak. I kayaking our lakes and can’t wait for Lake McIntosh to be ready.
What excites you about COS? I love that COS asks what Jesus is creatively doing “up ahead of us,” to use that Easter phrase. It’s fun to be future-minded, bringing the best of our heritage into a new day, especially in worship and the new land at 411 Palmetto Road.