I was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1962. I am the youngest of four brothers. My parents were very loving and our family has always been close knit. When I was about a year old my father’s job took us to Texas and that’s where I’ve lived, more or less, ever since. I grew up attending a Lutheran church in Irving and I was confirmed in the faith when I was about fourteen.
 
I attended the University of Texas at Arlington where I obtained a degree in aerospace engineering. During my time in college I had begun to drift away from the church and prayer became less frequent. Shortly after graduation I landed a job in Fort Worth. After a year-long assignment in California, I returned to Texas and met my wife, Maureen. She was God’s answer to one of the few prayers I had offered up during my year away. We were married in 1992 and settled down in Bedford. In 1999 we adopted Samantha. She too is an answer to prayer. Sam is now in high school and will be graduating in 2017.
 
In the mid-nineties, Maureen and I discovered MCC through word of mouth. Instantly we realized that this was a church we could connect with. We found the people to be very welcoming and were attracted to the Bible-centered message. I find that the scripture, when taken in context and explored in detail, comes alive and takes on meaning in ways I had not experienced before. I have served previously as Deacon at MCC and, in 2010, traveled to India as part of an MCC mission team.
 
Being one who is prone to worry, I find comfort in John 14:27. “Peace I leave you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid”.