I am a husband and a father who is also a pastor-teacher. Teresa, my bride of 31 years is a Jesus-lover, wife, mother, and gardener. Full of compassion and grace she follows Jesus in a way that makes others want to seek Him and follow Him too. Ryan 29, lives and works in NYC as a blues/soul/folk/alternative musician and helps run a Stumptown Coffee shop in Park Slope (rootscafebrooklyn.com), and a BBQ joint in Red Hook (hometownbarbecue.com), Jesse 27, is married to Shannon, and is a social worker in a group home for developmentally disabled adults in McMinnville, OR. Ian, 24, is married to Beth, and cooks at The Joel Palmer House (joelpalmerhouse.com) in Dayton, OR, and at Jory (theallison.com), in Newberg, OR, two of Oregon's most renowned eateries. I'm so proud of my three sons. I have been a pastor since 1980, and have ministered with churches in Portland, OR, Klamath Falls, OR, Cannon Beach, OR, Adrian, MI, and in Newberg, OR ... and with Young Life (Klamath Falls, OR), InterVarsity (Reed College in Portland, OR), and at George Fox University (campus pastor for 14 years / Newberg, OR). I love God, people, teaching and writing. I also do some writing and pastoral care work for the AfterCare program for Intervention Specialists (interventionspecialists.org). I love working on my restored 1966 Ford Country Sedan station wagon. I have led 20+ short term missions trips around the world, taught the Bible and pastors in various international Bible Schools, and have a huge heart for the people living in Cuba.