A bit of my story -- my roots extend to Wisconsin and Minnesota. I was transplanted to Tucson and attended and graduated from the U of A and met Bonnie (a Tucson original) at Christ Church UM where, as young adult lay persons, we served together in youth ministry and then married.
After graduating from Perkins School of Theology at SMU in Dallas (1987), I received my first appointment in Las Vegas with University UM Church where I served as associate for six years. While serving at University, our two daughters, Amy and Allison, were born. Our next appointment kept us in the North District at St John’s UMC in Kingman. We returned to Nevada to serve Desert Spring UMC for six years and then back across the state line and to the East Phoenix Valley to serve at St. Matthew UMC and First UMC of Gilbert. We feel like we are coming home as we return to Nevada to serve at Green Valley UMC.
As a youngster in Sunday school I learned the familiar Bible stories. It wasn’t until I was a young adult that those stories began to be personal and I experienced them as my story, too. I enjoy introducing others to God’s Word; like holding up a mirror to see into your own heart. This is the gift of Jesus who brings our story into the story of God’s saving work. That’s when our lives find meaning and purpose and great joy.
I would like to hear the story of how Jesus touches your life. Come by and share it with me sometime.