What I do: Since 1989, God has led us on an exciting journey with a variety of Mennonite Brethren agencies. After several years of working with MB Foundation in Kansas, we joined MB Mission in 2003 and served for a time in Jadcherla, India. In 2006, God brought us here to Abbotsford in a continuing role with MB Mission in support services. As Senior Accountant, I am routinely engaged in monthly financial statements and managing exception transactions. The budget and audit responsibilities have become my busy “harvest time” seasons.
Family: My wife, Teresa uses her Nurse Practitioner training at a clinic in Birch Bay, Washington during the week. She enjoys book club and small group activities in the evenings. We have 3 children. Our daughter, husband and 2 grandchildren live in Kansas and work in Marriage and Family Counseling. Our older son, who lives in the LA area, is an actor and musician. Our youngest son lives in Ft. Langley and is attending Trinity Western University. We travel a lot to keep connected with family.
A few of my favourite things: My hobby is riding a Honda Goldwing motorcycle. I ride with a group that does precision riding shows for parades and motorcycle rallies. Some years these events take the team to places like Alberta, Nevada, Wyoming, Wisconsin and even Texas.
How long at RRCC: We decided to attend Ross Road in 2006 when a member took special interest in us and included us in their newly formed small group. We have now taken leadership of that small group. Although it’s membership has changed throughout the years, that group has fed our souls, surrounded us with fun and friendship and provided a platform for service.
Hope and vision for RRCC: My heart for Ross Road is that everyone can experience the joy we have in our small group. Most importantly, we were drawn to Ross Road because the word of God that is preached here fills our souls. We are not afraid of declaring the full truth of the gospel. There is no need to dumb down His word to please anyone. We need to be encouraged to continually mature in our faith and be remade in Christ’s image – for that is what God planned for us when he created us. My heart for Ross Road is that we all work and learn in unity, steadily moving to maturity in Jesus Christ. I have served on the Elder Team since 2014. I trust that our work will foster unity in our church body – that we, the church, will speak in unison when there is a truth to declare, and that we will act in harmony when God calls us to His work.