Residence: Greece, NY. Personal: Married to Diane, two grown children. Occupation: Electrical engineer.
How long have you climbed? 32 years. Type of climbing you do: Corporate (Kidding! Just kidding!!). Highlight of climbing career: N/A.
How long have you been a Christian? I was blessed to be born into a family that loves Jesus. Some of my earliest memories are church related. When I was 6, my Sunday school teacher, Mrs. Oxenford, used a popcorn popper to illustrate how the Holy Spirit takes a hard heart and makes it white as snow. She invited us to let Jesus “pop us,” so I did, and I still remember that feeling as the Holy Spirit came to live with me. As a bonus, I love oil-popped popcorn.
Type of ministry you are blessed to serve in: Secretary of the Climbing for Christ Board of Directors. Elder and teacher, co-leader of Operation Christmas Child at Hope Lutheran Church in Greece.
Favorite Scripture verse(s): Psalm 103, Praise the Lord oh my soul, all my inmost being praise His holy name. Psalm 117, Praise the Lord all you nations, extol Him all you peoples.
Special “God moment” you’d like to share: When my mom was getting ready to meet Jesus, He gave us a comforting message soaped on the window of a min-van in the hospice parking lot. I don’t believe in coincidences!