Kris And I Have Been Married For 35 Years, Though We Clearly Look Too Young For That To Be True. We Have 3 Awesome Kids – Taylor Recently Graduated From Cornerstone University. Holly Lives In Cadillac And Works As A Family Therapist At Eagle Village. Nick Is A Doctor In Alaska. He Is Married To Jessica, Who Formerly Taught Music Here At Townsend Elementary. They Have The Three Most Amazing Kids: Sadie “Tornado”, “Loveable” Lucy Luuu, And Henry “Danger.”

My Favorite Way To Relax – Fishing… In A River. Ahhhh! I Really Enjoy Informal Times Of Hanging Out With People Doing Everyday Life Stuff. I Use Words Like “Cool Beans” Because I Try To Stay Hip.

I Have A BA In Youth Ministry, A BA In Biblical Lit, And A Masters In Christian Ministries. My Ministry Roles Include 10 Years As A Youth Pastor, A Senior Pastor For About 12 Years, And A “Missional” Church Plant Adventure In Lansing. That Doesn’t Really Tell A Lot About Me. But Most People Will Say That My Life Is Living Proof That God Can Work In And Through Anyone!

Favorite Quotes:
“Whatever, Dad”, And “Dad, God Did Something Great In My Life”, And “I Love You, Grandpa” – Almost Anything My Kids Or Grandkids Say!
A Couple Phrases I Like And Use: “It’s A Way Of Life…”(Our Walk In The Spirit Isn’t Something We Do At Certain Times. It Is Who We Are!) “Fan Into Flame…” (We Encourage And Cheer Each Other On In All God Has Called And Gifted Us To Be)

Favorite Scriptures:
Romans 3:20 -28 – "For No One Can Ever Be Made Right With God By Obeying The Law… We Are Made Right With God Through Faith In Jesus Christ…"

Colossians 1:27b – “…Christ Lives In You. This Gives You Assurance Of Sharing In His Glory.”

Current Favorite Books (Always Changing):
Into West Africa – Daniel K. Flickinger
My Utmost For His Highest (Devotional) – Oswald Chambers
The Tickle Monster (To Read To My Grandkids)