What do you do for a living?
I am an entrepreneur and business owner with several businesses both domestic and international that manufacturer/distribute products for the ag / construction / automotive and retail industries.
What areas of ministry do you oversee as an elder?
Community Life Groups
When did you begin serving as an elder?
What is your testimony of faith in Christ?
I grew up in a Lutheran upbringing, but not until I was in my mid-twenties did the Lord illuminate His Word to recognize my sin before a Holy God and what that meant for me apart from Christ. I then realized that I stood condemned, despite all the head knowledge I knew about God’s Word and Christ. This humbled me to the point of true repentance and saving faith that has striven to live in obedience to Him as my Lord and Savior since that time.
My beautiful wife (married 2003) is Carrie and we have 7 children (currently 6 earthly living and 1 heavenly living).
Where are you from?
I grew up on the farm in the Marengo / Williamsburg Iowa area where I learned so much about the value of hard work and how to live/create with simple means.
What are some books (other than the Bible) that are favorites?
- Knowing God by JI Packer
- The Cross of Christ by John Stott
- Conscience by Andrew Naselli
What are some of your hobbies and interests?
I enjoy coaching local Ankeny sports, ammunition reloading/precision shooting and all things Michigan football/basketball.