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  • Family. My wife and I have been married for over 20 years. We have two daughters.
  • Education. We met as students at Cedarville College (now University) in Cedarville, Ohio, where we both studied education. I later did masters work  at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (MDiv & ThM) and doctoral studies  at Marquette University (Religious Studies: Systematic Theology).
  • Teacher. Teaching is one of the things I most enjoy doing. Currently my main teaching outlet is as an adjunct professor in the Department of Theology at Marquette University. Earlier in life, I taught high school Bible and Spanish. I have taught in the church for over 20 years. I have done pastoral training in Russia, Chile, and Honduras.
  • Pastor. I have served as pastor and elder in a few churches. For six years I was staff elder at Union Christian Church in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, where I was responsible for preaching, teaching, and leading. I also played guitar and led worship. At Racine Bible Church I served in a variety of capacities over ten years: worship leader, choir director, Adult Bible Fellowship leader/teacher, intern, and elder. I also served as associate (two stints) at Fellowship Baptist Church in Racine, WI.
  • Work. Several of these vocational and education pieces come together in my current position as Assistant Director of a program for early career clergy called Pastoral Leadership in a Cultural Context. This program is hosted by Marquette and funded by the Lilly Endowment and Church Mutual Cares.
  • Reader. If I have a hobby it is reading. I read broadly in theology, history, and science. I am particularly interested in intellectual history. My fiction reading is usually mysteries. You can get an idea of what I’m reading from the blog.

 

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