I was born October 31, 1961, in Glenwood Springs Colorado.
Best birthday ever! Cake, candy, costumes, presents, everyone celebrates my
birthday, and now I’ll be able to Trick-Or-Treat with my grandkids!
I graduated Durango Senior High School, Colorado, 1980; Fort
Lewis College, Durango, Colorado, 1984 with a B.A. in English and a Minor in
Music; Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas,
Texas, with a Master’s in Divinity degree, 1988.
I enjoy singing, playing piano, and playing guitar. Composing
music is a passion of mine, and singing and playing music with my wife, Tracy,
is one of my greatest joys in life. I also like to play tennis, racquetball, and
pickleball, as well as coming down a snowy mountain with two boards stuck to
Tracy and I married on June 26, 1986 in Colorado at the
Durango United Methodist Church where we met. Tracy has been a Music Specialist
in public and private schools for 37 years and will be teaching Creative Arts part-time
at Antelope Elementary in Layton, Utah. Tracy also teaches private music
lessons for voice and a variety of instruments. In addition, Tracy is a “Master
Our son, Shane, is married to Kirsten, with two lovely daughters,
Lilian (“Lily”) and Eloise (“Lulu”). Shane teaches at St. Joseph’s Catholic
School here in Ogden. Son, Scott, is married to Cindy. They have our two
grandsons, Emerson (“Emer”) and Thoren (“Thor”). Scott is Finance Director at
St. Joseph’s Catholic High School in Ogden.
I have been a pastor in the United Methodist Church for 34
years, serving churches in Chambersville, Weston, and Melissa, Texas; Stratton
and Seibert, Colorado; Cedaredge, Colorado; West Jordan, Utah; Montrose,
Colorado; Longmont, Colorado; and now Community United Methodist Church in Washington
Terrace, Utah—“Growing in Christ, Loving like Christ, Serving with Christ!”