My desire for Hope Church is to not only make Christ known as savior, but to help believers walk in obedience with Jesus and by digesting and apply scripture in all aspects of life. I enjoy serving in this capacity and using my spiritual gifts (faith and giving) and my skills to help strengthen the ministry at Hope. I went to the University of Northern Iowa for a degree in accounting and also met my wife, Dori, there. Our daughter and son are both in the process of completing their own university degrees. Professionally, I work as a controller for a home development corporation and am responsible for their accounting functions. I lead a Community Group at Hope and am a part of a group of guys that wrestle with health and job issues, who consistently check on and pray for each other.
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.
I count it both a joy and honor to serve as an Elder at Hope. It is my desire to see the body at Hope grow in the truth, and grace,and knowledge of Jesus Christ as we bring glory to God by making disciples. My wife Robyn and I have been attending Hope for 16 years. We are blessed to have two grown sons whose families live in the Twin Cities which allows Robyn and I to get frequent hugs from our 4 grandchildren.