As an Elder of Hope Church my desire is for adults and children to be actively on mission for Jesus, growing to be more like Him, and engaged with others in their community. I’ve been married to Barbara for 42 years (we married young!) and have four grown children (three married) and nine grandchildren. I love the outdoors so you will find me biking, hiking, camping, gardening, boating, or golfing whenever time permits.
My desire as an Elder is that we see where God is moving at Hope and help the congregation follow his lead. I work at an on-line hobby shop in Stillwater as the Product Team Manager. My wife Kristen and I keep busy at home with our four energetic kids, Abby, Amanda, Sarah and Zach. In my free time you’ll find me working on projects around home, having fun with my kids, driving/flying really cool R/C toys or, if the water isn’t frozen, boating, water-skiing or wake-boarding.
I am humbled and blessed to teach and preach at Hope when needed. I have a ministry passion to study scripture, teach, preach, and mentor. One of my favorite doctrines to teach is Spiritual Gifts!
My wife, Deb, and I were married at Hope in 2006. We have four adult children, and nine grandchildren (our youngest was born in June 2020)! We live in North St Paul. Professionally, I manage a team of cyber security investigators for a pharmaceuticals industry company headquartered in Eagan.
If I have a free afternoon, I can be found enjoying time with our grandchildren, playing my guitar, going for a walk with Deb or practicing Tai Chi outdoors – weather permitting of course!!
My role as an Elder of Hope Church is to ensure that our community of Faith continues to hold firmly to the Truth in love, to grow up in every way into Christ, and to reach our full maturity in displaying God’s love. Robyn and I have been married over 30 years and have two sons who are both married and live in the Twin City area. I have worked in the IT world in various capacities for over 40 years. I love Saturday morning coffee dates with my wife, taking long walks, and cooking special dinners for our family and friends.
I’ve attended Hope for 21 years and have been active in small group studies, seasonal choir, ushering, and the Saturday Men Group. As an Elder, I hope to connect to and strengthen our congregation through prayer and spiritual support as we go through life together following our Lord Jesus. I recently retired from a 41 year career in chemical process engineering and operations management. I received my Chemical Engineering degree at the University of Minnesota and have worked in Minnesota, Kentucky, and California. My wife Deb and I have two grown, married children and four grandchildren. I enjoy travelling to visit family, gardening, and golf.
It is an honor to serve on the Elder Board. I grew up attending Hope, and though I lived out of state for 15 years, when I returned to Minnesota with my wife and two kids, it was wonderful to also return to Hope. I have a passion for making disciples, following the principles of generational evangelism that we see in 2 Timothy 2:2. Since returning to Hope, I have served as an adult leader with the high school youth group, as well as a musician on the worship team. When I’m not at church or out flying for work, I try to use my time serving my family or meeting with other men to encourage them in their walk with Jesus.