I grew up on a dairy farm in southeastern Minnesota. I attended St. Olaf College, Northfield Minnesota and Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota. In 2001, I earned a doctorate in stewardship from Luther Seminary. I served as a solo pastor in Estelline, South Dakota and Mabel, Minnesota and as a pastor/developer of Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines, Iowa. I have served as the Senior Pastor at Our Saviour’s since 2000. My wife, Gaye, and I have two children, Joshua and Katherine. I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking photography, and learning.