I am excited to be serving as your interim pastor (July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024) at Community UMC. I have been in ministry for a while, everything from huge suburban churches to small prairie churches. I have found that I like the small-town life better, but I can work with anyone in any setting.
My wife, Sue and I have been married for 37 years. She is a Registered Nurse and has been working in home health care for the past 25 years. She is currently a clinical manager for a firm out of north Denver and will be living in Akron, Colorado where we plan to retire. We don't have children, just a dog and two cats. We are both originally from Buffalo, NY.
I am a strong leader who brings people together, lays out the options and once the best course is chosen, delegates and directs.
I love to preach, it is the highlight of my week. I also enjoy teaching on a wide variety of subjects. I like to read, mostly history. I might even be funny once in a while.
I try very hard to model balance and wholeness in my life and ministry.
I get along with people of all ages and I know first hand the power of God's grace. I have also learned to trust where God is leading, even if it isn't easy.
I look forward to getting to know each other better in the year ahead.