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.