I became a Christian at the age of 12 at a summer church camp. Since then, I have always followed Christ and I finally found a home here at Faith Community Church.
My wife, Jeannie, and I were married in 2004. Between us, we have four daughters, two sons-in-law, and six grandkids who range from teenagers to young adults. Our oldest granddaughter is married and is serving in the Air Force. Grandma loves it when we all get together.
My profession is a Facilities Engineer and "jack of all trades.” I have taken trade courses in Heating & Air, Building Automation System software, and Basic AutoCAD. I am also a California State Licensed Contractor.
I received my PHD (Packing House Degree) from the John Morrell Meat Packing House as an Amalgamated Meat Cutters Union employee, one month after graduating from high school. I was the third generation of my family to work at John Morrell: (1) My grandfather retired from there after 40 years, (2) My father retired after 30 years, and (3) I worked there for 2 years, 3 months, and 4 days. I ended my work for John Morrell by spending the last year-and-a-half as a gutter of cattle in the beef kill department at the Sioux Falls, South Dakota plant when I decided to attend vocational training in heating and air conditioning. I then left the Dakotas to pursue work in the trades of heating and air. As my dad always said, “You can do anything you put your mind to.”
In my free time I enjoy collecting tools and riding bicycles; I also have a life- long history of riding motorcycles. I have always wanted to travel on the Alaskan Railroad in the Winter or ride a cross country motorcycle to see all the sights of the many different states and the Fall leaves on the East Coast.
My vision of my role at Faith Community Church is to use my skills and talents in maintenance projects in support of Faith Community Church’s future growth.