I am a National Staff Development Specialist with The Navigators. This means I specifically focus on developing our new young leaders. In my forty three years on staff with The Navigators, this is the best job I have had since starting out as a new staff and leading The Nav collegiate ministry at the University of Illinois at Urbana from 1972 – 1981. I love it!!
From 1982 – 1988 I served as the Navigator State Director for IL and was involved in the student ministry at Bradley University. In 1988 we moved the family to Sacramento, CA where I directed the Nav ministry in California and the Pacific Northwest. I assumed the role of Associate U.S. Collegiate Director in 1991, then joined that National Leadership Team in 1998 serving as the U.S. Student Ministry Director.
I then served as a Vice President of The Navigators for 13 years before sensing God’s call back to direct field ministry and helping people live in the reality of gospel freedom.
Sue and I have been married for 43 years. We first met as students at Hope College in Holland, MI. Sue was an elementary education major and I was a chemistry major. After graduation Sue taught school for a couple of years and I attended seminary. Sue and I co-authored Well-Versed Kids.
We have two grown sons, two awesome daughter-in-laws and five fantastic grandchildren. A golden retriever is also a part of the mix.
It was while I was serving as Vice President that I took a years sick leave to deal with severe burn-out and a deep and dark time of depression. I tell the story of this time in my book Lay it Down –Living in the Freedom of the Gospel. It was during these days that I began to take new footsteps through the gospel and discovered a new gospel-freedom I never knew could be mine. I had been trapped in people pleasing and held captive by my shame. Discovering and experiencing this incredible good news of the gospel proved to be a major turning point in both my life and ministry and it is this good news that shapes the content of this website.
This is my personal website. My goal is to help you experience the gospel as good news..and so, much of the content will be uncovering this incredible good news of the original gospel from under the rubble of misunderstanding, misrepresentation and confusion. If you feel like it’s impossible to please God and you go to bed every night feeling like He is frowning at you then this website is for you. You will find a lot of friends who are walking the same road. But you are also going to discover the keys to being set free from a life of exhausting hard work trying to please God.
You can contact me via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Now just a little bit of legal mumbo jumbo. This is my personal website. The opinions that are expressed here do not necessarily represent those of my employer, The Navigators. I make no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this website. I will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its use.