|Autobiography:||I began my ministry in Montana and have also served congregations in Iowa, Wisconsin, and now in Minnesota. I have served rural congregations, small city congregations, and suburban congregations. For fifteen years I was a program director for The James Company assisting congregations in capital fundraising and stewardship. I worked with more than 100 congregations and helped them to raise more than $80 million. |
I am the father of four children, and now have six grandchildren. I graduated from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, with an A.B. degree in religious studies. My M.Div. was earned at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. I have completed one basic unit of CPE and four advanced units of CPE.
I read a variety of things and attend the annual Professional Leaders Conference of my synod. I attended the continuing event at Luther Seminary entitled "Navigating the Great Recession." I am especially appreciative of the work of Marcus Borg and John Shelby Spong, but would note that their theological ancestor, John A.T. Robinson, wrote all the same kinds of things 40 years previously. Some of my best continuing education comes from newly graduated seminarians who are now pastors and are in the pericope group I attend weekly.
In the Lonsdale community I am the Treasurer of the Lonsdale Area Chamber of Commerce, serving on its Board of Directors. I am also on the Board of Directors of the Lonsdale Area Food Shelf, having led it from a city of Lonsdale program to one that is handled by the churches and interested community members.
I am an avid golfer, try to be a gardener, and enjoy spending time with my grandchildren.