I was raised in a military family, and we moved often during my childhood. While I was raised Catholic, we never really had a “home” church. For much of my life, my family was on again/off again in terms of church attendance. I don’t think I fully grasped the magnitude of Jesus’ work on the cross until I was 16, and while I understood and accepted that Jesus died for the forgiveness of my sin, I did not fully embrace a Christian lifestyle for many years after that.
I met my wife Julie while attending Oakland University, and we have been married for more than 27 years. It wasn’t until our family started attending a non-denominational church that I began to realize what it truly meant to follow Christ and abide in His word and promises. I truly believe that Julie is a blessing from God, and the primary person God used to help me grow spiritually over the past 27 years. Together, we have been blessed with two sons, Ryan and Trevor, who are continuing their own faith journeys, and we are looking forward to seeing what God has in store for them.
Professionally, I have been a contract management professional for more than 30 years. As importantly, I have been a volunteer at The Lakes since its inception and have led the Kid’s Creek Setup/Tear Down ministry for many years. Julie and I also lead a Small Group, and we both attend regular Bible studies with members of our church family. I am both honored and humbled by my position as Elder at The Lakes and am looking forward to what God has in store for our church in the months and years ahead.