Ten Things About Me
- I grew up in Florida as a “preacher’s kid.” My dad used to play basketball with me and my friends after school. My friends and I built “forts” all over the woods–in the trees, on the ground, and under the ground.
- As a teen I spent my summers working on our farm in South Dakota. This included summer fallow, milking the cows, cattle round-up, cleaning out the barn and the chicken house, using the manure spreader (take note of which way the wind is blowing), cutting hay, etc.
- As a teen I wanted to be a farmer.
- In eighth grade I did a combined biology/chemistry project, giving different fertilizers to tomato plants that I kept in my room under special lighting. Most of the plants died because I gave them too much water.
- Phyllis and I have done extensive work in the area of personality and have used it in career counseling, marriage counseling, team dynamics, and other areas.
- In our first church plant we needed someone to play the drums. But we didn’t have anyone, so I took lessons in Santiago and then taught some of the young people how to play. They have passed on the learning through the years.
- I was ordained as a teaching elder (pastor) in the RPCES in the fall of 1980.
- After my second year of seminary I took a year off to do an internship in Chile. I left my appendix there!
- I love to play racquetball. I passed on that love to my sons.
- According to the stats, my personality type is 1% of the U.S. population.
Well, OK, 11 things….
- I have thoroughly enjoyed being married to Phyllis and being a parent with her.