At a young age I became involved with Christian Service Brigade, completing all the achievement levels including the Herald of Christ award. As a young adult I served on the staff of their camp in New York, Northern Frontier.
I graduated from Wheaton College in 1977 – BS Biology and Wheaton Graduate School in 1982 – MA Interdisciplinary Studies. In between college and graduate school, I attended Eastern Mennonite College for three terms.
After Wheaton, I went on to pastor three churches scattered across the states in: northern New York, southern Texas, and West Virginia. The first two were with the Christian and Missionary Alliance and the third was with the Church of the Brethren.
In mid 2005, an old college injury officially disabled me. The chronic pain from the injury made the next several years very difficult. Since 2012 I have been making slow progress, thanks to limiting the more drastic medications, a working spinal cord stimulator, physical therapy, and a lot of work. While still unable to be a full time pastor, I have been able to pick up writing again which I am sharing on this website.
I am married with 4 children, 2 grandchildren, and 1 step grandson and currently reside in South Carolina.