Wednesday, June 18, 2008
I grew up in a Christian family. My parents were Lutheran school teachers in Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois. I studied chemistry in college. My college part-time job was as a United States Marine Reservist. I am married to Carol, and God has blessed us with five children. I graduated from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis in 1984. I received an STM degree from the same institution in 1998. I have served in three places: St. John's Lutheran Church, Beemer, Nebraska; Kearney State College Lutheran Campus Ministry, Kearney, Nebraska; and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Collinsville, Illinois. I've been a part-time instructor at Concordia Seminary beginning in 2006. I love God, His Word, and the opportunity to serve His people. One of my goals in life is to be able to read the New Testament in Greek and the Book of Psalms in Hebrew. I am committed to the theology of the Christian church as it is explained in the Book of Concord (1580). I follow much of the wisdom of Dr. CFW Walther in my ministry, although I am not one of his descendents (except by baptism). When I have time I love to read (mostly audio), exercise, work around the house, hang out with my kids, play bluegrass music, and fly airplanes (for real or on the computer).