I was born Aug. 4th, 1953 and raised in the town of Whitefish, Montana. An extremely beautiful part of our planet. It does get a lot of winter, but you learn to enjoy it.
My early church affliations were The Methodist Church and the American Lutheran Church in Whitefish. In 1968 I became a member of the Whitefish United Methodist Church. But did not earnest seek for God at that time. At age 15 I began to consider Christ more heavily after the accidental death of a close friend and the life-threatening illness of my father. At age 17 under the guidance my pastor and his wife, a couple of very close friends from the Nazarene Church, and the leadership of the Nazarene youth advisor, I made personal commitment to Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I experienced the transforming power of Christ immediately and forcefully in my life.
I attended college at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT, where in 1975 I earned a degree in Business Administration or Management. I enjoyed my college years and was heavily involved with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and to this day I feel deeply indebted to them for the discipleship they provided me. Following college I went to Western Evangelical Seminary in Milwaukie, OR where I earned my Master of Divinity Degree with a Counseling Emphasis.