Although Nebraska is my native state, I have spent most of my life elsewhere. After receiving my undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, I received my Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and my Doctor of Ministry from Luther Seminary. I served my internship at Messiah, Ralston, and have served congregations in Hanover/Hollenberg, Kansas; Stillwater and Tulsa Oklahoma; and Columbia, Missouri.

Donna and I have been married almost 43 years. We have 2 daughters and four grandchildren. As we were considering where we might reside after retirement, we consulted with the Nebraska Synod. I served for two years and Kountze Memorial Lutheran. I look forward to a new partnership with the people of Immanuel.