I was born and raised in northern Indiana and attended Trinity Lutheran Church where I was baptized and confirmed. Shortly after graduating from Manchester University I relocated to Dayton, Ohio where I have lived since. My wife Karen and I were married on Jan. 1, 1983. We enjoy doing ministry and mission together, and have been blessed with faith-filled children… Kristin & Charlie, Laura & Dan, Ranae & Zach, Elise, and 12 grandchildren. I have always had a passion for sharing the Gospel and my life mission statement is based on Psalm 71:18 “Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, my God, till I declare Your power to the next generation, Your mighty acts to all who are to come.” In addition to camping and family activities, I enjoy life coaching, teaching, and using multimedia technologies to enhance the delivery of the Gospel message. I am excited to be a part of God’s Kingdom work through Emmanuel's Ministries.