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I was born in Michigan, but I’ll always consider myself a Hoosier. That’s because my family moved there when I was just two, and my mom and dad are still in Indiana.
I went to Trinity Lutheran Elementary School, Concord Jr. High and High School (all in Elkhart, IN), two years at Indiana University, and earned my Bachelor’s at Concordia College, Ann Arbor, MI. Then it was off to study to be a pastor at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.
While serving my vicarage / internship in Dallas, TX, I met the love of my life, Kathy Phillips. We became man and wife on June 16, 1990 (it’s been fantastic ever since). We are blessed with two wonderful children: Rebekah and Jacob. We are our own “core four” – we just love it when all four of us are able to spend time together.
Things I enjoy during my free time include watching movies, golf, and mowing the yard (yes, I really enjoy it). I’m also a diehard Detroit Tigers and University of Michigan football fan.
One more thing I greatly enjoy – the ministry. It is such a privilege and honor to serve the God who loves us so much. To believe and know what our God does for us, how Jesus gave HIS life for us – what a gift!