Email Address: [email protected] Life verse: II Timothy 2:15 – “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.” Testimony: I grew up in a Christian home where my parents ministered in rural church plants and inner city ministries. I accepted Christ as my Savior at ten years of age but it wasn’t until I was in college that God became a real relationship to me. As I studied the Bible God made it clear to me that he was someone I not only could trust, but needed to trust with my life choices. Since placing my life in his hands God has helped me in every situation of my life. He has also surprised me by taking me around the world several times as I have tried to help people know him as I have known him. Who are the important people in your life? My wife, my children, and the people who work at Starbucks What is your day job? I work to equip and support both our overseas workers and our local Ethnic Fellowships, and to engage Villagers in cross cultural ministries. What do you like to do in your free time? Read, shop with my wife What do you love to do in ministry? I love seeing God work in and through Villagers in significant ways. I love hearing from national workers how their world is different in positive ways as a result of our involvement in their lives. I love seeing communities transformed because our Villagers trusted in God and stepped out to do something that was hard and out of their comfort zone. I love to come along side people in the process of preparing to enter a new cross cultural work and help them be successful. I love equipping other churches to do likewise. What is something most people don’t know about you? I don’t love to travel. How did you first come to Village? Why did you stay? I was asked to come to Village to be on staff to work with our overseas workers and to develop a global education plan for the church. I stayed because I believe this is where God has wanted me to be. I stayed because it was a good place to raise my kids and because I was given a Starbucks discount card that was only good in Oregon. What’s on your reading list? Ha. When people come to my office the first thing they see are the two stacks of 25 books on my desk.