Who I am
I grew up in the small town of Stayton, Oregon where I met and eventually married my high school sweetheart. We have been married since 1981. After graduating from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Linguistics, I served a term in the U.S. Army (Military Intelligence). I worked in the corporate world for nine years before leaving it behind to serve on staff at my home church in Salem, Oregon. My ministry assignments have included staff pastor, lead pastor, and two district office staff roles. I have a heart for missions and other cultures, with some fluency in Portuguese.
My wife and I have two adult children, each with an amazing husband. We enjoy our three wonderful grandchildren. In addition to spending time with my family, I enjoy reading, golf, and hiking with my wife.
Why I do this
I am passionate about approaching God's word on a consistent basis and believing that God is going to speak. I'll do all I can to help you in this Sacred Reading Journey.
About the Sacred Reading Journal
The Sacred Reading Journal is based entirely on the ancient practice known as Lectio Divine ('Sacred Reading' in Latin). The practices are retained though the wording is updated.