I grew up a pastor’s kid in suburban Detroit. I met my wife, Lori, as we participated together in the Lutheran Campus Ministry at Central Michigan University.  Although our lives had always been deeply rooted in the church, my early vocational direction was in the realm of finance.  Upon completion of an MBA at the University of Iowa, I went to work with a Seattle-based firm in Dallas, Texas.  As opportunities presented themselves, we moved with that firm, first to Phoenix, Arizona and then to Spokane, Washington before entering Wartburg Theological Seminary in 1990.

I was called to serve with the people of Trinity Lutheran Church as their pastor beginning in January of 2010.  Prior to coming to Evanston, I served congregations in Eastern Washington State, Central Wisconsin and Grand Rapids, Michigan.

I delight in this congregation and the mission we share.  We’re blessed to have committed staff, dedicated disciples and a tradition of caregiving ministry that extends out into the community.

Lori and I have two wonderful grown daughters and one rather immature Golden Retriever puppy named Winston.