Born and raised through high school in suburban Minneapolis, I remain a staunch Minnesotan at heart, though my Colorado roots go way back as well. My wife Sally and I attended Colorado College in Colorado Springs, and following seminary at Princeton, we received our first call in ministry here at St. James. Teaming with Sally, I served as Youth Pastor at St. James from 1974-79. I then became Associate Pastor of Parish Life at St. James, and served with Head Pastor Les Avery from 1979-83. It was a great 9 years, a wonderful way to begin in ministry in this warm and relational congregation.
From Littleton our family (now with 3 small children, Chris, Scott and Linnaea) moved to Willmar, MN in 1983, where I received my first head of staff position, and where we served the Lord until 1987. At that time God called me to a second head of staff position in Windham, NH (38 miles north of Boston), where Sally and I raised our kids and I settled into a long ministry of 26 years.
In August, 2013, we returned to Colorado to live in close proximity with our adult kids and 2 granddaughters. God was so good to provide, first, an Interim Pastor position at first Presbyterian Church in Littleton (for 15 months), and then, wonderfully, a part time Parish Associate position here at St. James beginning in June of 2015. What a joy to have come full circle! I’m loving it!
At age 67 now (!) I remain very active with the wonderful outdoor opportunities in Colorado to hike and bike and cross country ski. I enjoy working out at the YMCA as well, and playing the piano is an enjoyable outlet and change of pace for me (as well as reading at Starbucks!).