God has blessed my family with two wonderful congregations since 1991. I served in Lewiston, Idaho prior to my 2005 arrival in GJ. I grew up in Southern Cal and went to seminary in Princeton, NJ. Of all the places I've lived, Colorado is beyond comparison - providing endless beauty and adventure. Shelly and I met on summer staff at Forest Home (a Christian camp in the mountains of So Cal) and have been married since 1989. Our four kids are married and we are enjoying the gift of grandchildren as well. When our youngest son went off to college we became foster parents from 2018-2020. We currently provide respite care for foster families. We love to hike, dabble in home improvement projects, read, play card & board games, and hang out with family and friends. As a pastor, I love to come alongside people (wherever they are in their faith journey), provide a place for safe and honest conversations, and help them connect deeply with God, others, needed resources, and themselves. I have learned much since 2015 (along with many in our church family) about what it means to practice a more emotionally healthy spirituality, and imagine that will continue for years to come.