I have had a fairly long journey starting in central Iowa in 1931. I was born into a Christian family with a Christian background. I attended Sunday school at a Methodist church and learned many Bible stories on my Grandmother’s lap.
My parents moved to Minnesota when I was 4 years old, and we lived near downtown Minneapolis. I was sent regularly to attend Wesley Methodist Sunday school a few blocks from our apartment. For several years, my parents moved quite frequently but always seemed to find a way to get me to Sunday school in various denominations. They did not attend church regularly. They both worked long hours to survive those depression years.
When I was a senior in high school, some friends invited me to attend Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in South Minneapolis. Reverend Carl Bartsh baptized and confirmed me after some private instruction. After graduation, I served two years in the Army in Fort Hood, Texas. I opened a drug store in Moorhead, Minnesota, in 1962, which I operated for 33 years. My wife, Lois, and I moved to Colorado in 1997. Through the years I have remained a faithful Lutheran. I don’t recall any specific “awakening” because I have always been a Christian and have been blessed to have Christ in my life.
I have five children and 12 grandchildren who all have a good Christian foundation.
My gifts are leadership, intelligence, and compassion. I have served in leadership roles in my church, my community, and in my profession.
My mission is to serve where I am called. I felt called to serve on council at Faith, rather surprisingly, a year ago. My hope is to serve well and be a liaison between the congregation, council, and staff. I also hope that Faith can continue its outreach to the community.
How You Can Help Me
Continue what we have going on at Faith in our strong teaching from the pulpit and our community service.
How I Can Help You
I can offer friendship and an invitation to you, your neighbors, and friends.
Make you aware of the programs and offerings we have at Faith.