After spending more than 25 years in local church pastoral ministry, my current passions include ministry and strengthening the mission of the church, engaging young/emerging leaders, and coaching pastors. I love to write, and have published numerous articles and a book, Growing Disciples Organically: The Jesus Method of Spiritual Formation (Deep River Books, 2013). Education-wise, I earned a D.Min. in missional leadership at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, and M.A. in counseling from Luther Rice Seminary, and a B.S. in pastoral ministries from New Hope Christian College (formerly Eugene Bible College)–and I have served as an adjunct professor at Northwest University (Kirkland, WA) and The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (Springfield, MO).
I have been married to Jodi for 40 years, and we have 3 children and 3 grandchildren. Jodi is the author of “The Jesus-Hearted Woman” a best-selling book, the former national chairperson for the Women in Ministry Network, a former columnist for the Seattle Times, and is a conference speaker and life coach.
I love spending time with Jodi and my family. My hobbies include photography, restoring and collecting antiques, bonsai, reading, writing, and riding my Yamaha TW200 in the hills.
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