My wife Carol and I have five children and eight grandchildren. I grew up in Appleton, Wisconsin, received my B.A. at Beloit College, in Wisconsin, and my Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky at Lexington. I conducted a general civil law practice in the Seattle area for many years. Now retired from the daily practice of law, I manage a family-owned real estate holding company in Washington State.
I enjoy motor home travel, gospel music, cruising, reading, writing, playing the piano (not well so Carol encourages me to use headphones), archaeology, gardening and native plant restoration. My favorite personal saying is, "Times change, principals don't." The plaque which graces to the entrance to our home embodies the spirit and attitude of my wife and myself: "But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord." Joshua 24:15b.
I attended the First Congregational Church in Wisconsin when growing up, re-affirmed my commitment to Christ in December 2013 at MVCC, and was re-baptized in September 2014. Since then I have been involved in various areas at MVCC including several weekly Bible studies and leadership training programs as well as serving as a Deacon and Greeter.