Personal: Grew up in a
Christian home and in a Covenant church in southwestern Minnesota. Gave my to
life to Christ when I was ten years old; confirmed the call to ministry during
a summer mission trip to Alaska following my sophomore year in college (1966).
Married to Judy for 45+ years; have three sons and four granddaughters (ages
Park College, Chicago, IL 1964-1968 BA Degree
Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA 1968-1971 MDiv Degree
Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA 1984-1987 DMin courses (did not complete degree due to relocation to
Park Seminary, Chicago, IL 1985 Course work for ECC Ordination
seminars related to leadership development, church planting and pastoral
for Word and Sacrament with Evangelical Covenant Church in June, 1985
Transition Pastor The Creek Covenant Church, Pleasant Hill, CA October 2016-November 2017
pastoral care and leadership consultation; staff and ministry development and
supervision. Consulted with Pastoral Search Team, culminating in the calling of
a new lead pastor.
Transition Pastor Murphys Covenant Church, Murphys, CA April–August,
Leadership Consultant Pacific Southwest Conference, Concord, CA May
Superintendent Pacific Southwest Conference, Concord, CA March
Acting Superintendent Pacific Southwest Conference, Concord, CA September
Lead Pastor Valley
Hi Covenant Church, Sacramento, CA January
Ministries Board of Directors, Mendenhall, MS. (1979-1997). A Christian-based
community development ministry devoted to racial reconciliation, and economic
and educational development among mostly disadvantaged and underserved lower
income rural population in the greater Mendenhall region.
other volunteer activities including various boards, commissions and task
forces, including a Homeless Outreach task force in Pasadena in the mid-1980’s;
refugee re-settlement services in Sacramento in 2015; support services with
Project Ride (Elk Grove, CA), a horseback riding program for special needs children.
Co-lead a Strategic Ministry Development team with my local church.