I am the father of four wonderful children, and the husband to the best wife known to man. We are a blended family, Beth and I have been married over 20 years. The three boys have gone and grown up on us, with two of them giving us wonderful daughters in law. The princess in the family just graduated college and is in the process of starting her first “real” job. None of them are with us nearly enough, but we are almost good at being empty nesters. Middle son Michael and his wife, Rachel have our newest pride and joy, Owen who just turned two. They are quite a crew when we get them all together at the same time as you can see.
I am an Elder in The Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. I am currently the Conference Superintendent of the Northwest District. My wife and I live in Storm Lake, Iowa. I hope that this space will allow me to better communicate with people and stay in touch with my friends around the country.