I grew up on a farm in southwest Minnesota. My family has played a pivotal role in my spiritual formation, especially my father. I always knew I would end up in a role where I would be caring for people. I went to Bethel University and through the years have been a high school teacher, football coach, Youth for Christ director, and pastor. During my time of ministry, I have cared for teenagers, college students, young adults, and families of all ages. It’s my passion to walk alongside people and help them understand how life change can happen when they follow Jesus!
My best friend and spouse is Marlene. We love cooking and working out together, watching movies and being with our family. We have four wonderful children. Three of them live in the Twin Cities area and one is married, living in Los Angeles. I’m a big sports fan and check ESPN daily. My heart will always be most loyal to our Minnesota teams, especially the Vikings, which makes life full of disappointment as a sports fan. But hey, maybe this will be the year we win the Super Bowl! (Yes, I’m a dreamer too!)