I grew up being taught the truth of God, and had strong influences in my life who developed a love for God's word, strong teaching of His word, and a desire for developing this in others. As an adult, my desire grew into a passion for seeing churches strengthened in their teaching and discipleship processes, producing maturity in its relational functions and as individuals. My greatest desire is to see Christ honored, where we enjoy him more together as a body, and our faith and hope in God are increased. God has kindly blessed me with 32 years of marriage to Lisa, and with 7 adult children (and 2 in-laws) and 5 grandchildren. My day job is practicing law and serving small business owners and families.