I, and my wife Lynn and have attended Hope Church for 16+ years. We live in Lake Elmo, just a few blocks away from church. We have three adult children, all of whom are married, and we have six grandchildren – all under the age of 5! Family is extremely important to us, so we enjoy seeing our kids and grandkids as often as possible. We have also lost two children – a daughter to cancer and a son to suicide. These difficult life experiences have tested and strengthened our faith and character. We remain a strong, supportive, and empathetic family. Currently, I am retired after a 40+ year career in financial services and non-profit leadership. During my career, I was responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with corporate customers. My duties included managing and leading teams both large and small, including teams spanning all time zones across the U.S. focused on consultative sales and relationship management. In addition to my professional career, I have been active in the community through a variety of volunteer roles.