I have served as an Elder, on and off, for 25+ years and have also served as a teacher and Community Group Leader. My spiritual gifts are Teaching, Discernment, and Knowledge. I love to see people understand and act on the truths of who God is and what His plans are in general and specifically for them. I have a desire to see disciples who love Jesus and stand for him wherever life or culture calls them. Cheryl and I have been married for 44 years. We have six children and seven grandchildren (all girls)! Both Cheryl and I grew up in Billings, Montana and attended Montana State University and graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering which brought us to Minnesota and a job at 3M. I am retired from 3M after 40 years and am now traveling, watching grandkids, and enjoying Astronomy/Astrophotography.