I grew up in Kenyon, MN where I enjoyed taking part in sports and music. Piano and trombone were my instruments of choice. Attending St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN led to me majoring in Math and Religion. I followed the call to be a Lutheran minister, graduating from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. I was blessed to serve congregations in Las Vegas, Burlington and Cedar Rapids, IA, Brooklyn Center, Hopkins, Maple Grove, St. Michael, Brooklyn Park and Bloomington, MN with my final call in Roberts, WI. In my ministry I loved preaching and teaching about stewardship-on how God calls us to take good care of our lives and finances and to be generous in response to the love of Christ. I am blessed with two adult children: Eric and Laura. Eric will receive his B.A. in Business from the International Business Institute of Norway and Laura teaches 4th grade in Des Moines, IA.