God has blessed my family with two wonderful congregations over the last 30+ years. 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 for 32 years. We have four adult children, three are married to wonderful spouses and one is engaged to be married this June. We also welcomed a beautiful granddaughter in 2021 and are loving this new phase of life. Due to a persistent and surprising nudge from God, we have been foster parents twice in the last four years and will enter those waters again in 2022. 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 in the last 6-7 years (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.