I have been serving the church as a board member since early 2007, and as treasurer since 2010.
I was born and raised in Eastern Oregon, graduating from high school and obtaining my college degree while working full time. I am now retired after concluding a career of over 46 years with Boise Cascade and its successors, working in various accounting and financial positions in Oregon, Louisiana, Mexico and finally in Boise.
I presently serve on the board of Mission Northwest (the Northwest Region of the American Baptist Church), and also on the board of a small non-profit Christian publishing company.
My wife, Nora and I have been involved in financial ministries since about 2005, first by facilitating Crown Financial Ministries studies and then by coordinating Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University classes. Up to this point we have seen some 20 classes and over 300 people introduced to life-changing biblical financial concepts and instruction.
Nora and I are blessed with 11 grandchildren. Nora recently retired, as well, and we look forward to more opportunities to spend time with them. We intend to stay active, and are now enjoying travel, fishing, hiking, kayaking, camping – pretty much anything outdoors.