After being raised in a German Lutheran Church, I started attending services at Christ Church Cathedral in 1995 when I married Betty. I was drawn by the architecture, sounds and the welcoming congregation. The reason I decided to run for Vestry was to continue in a much different capacity to serve the church and be part of its continued growth as a loving community of faith that embraces our diversity and is committed to serving those less fortunate.
My vision for Christ Church Cathedral is to continue the journey we have begun since Dean Gray began leading us. I would like to see us become a vibrant contributing member of the downtown community partnering with our neighboring businesses and making a difference in our community as well as leading by example as the Cathedral for the Diocese.
I am currently the chair of the Outreach Ministry Team. With my wife Betty, I led several mission trips to Ecuador and Southeast Mexico. I serve on the Covenant Grants Committee and help volunteer for the Sunday Community Breakfast. I volunteer annually for the Strawberry Festival.
I attend the 1 p.m. service. I do not speak Spanish, but I understand love and acceptance that has been shown to me by our Latino community. I want to encourage non–Spanish-speaking parishioners to worship with our Latino congregation and to realize how much we have to learn from each other as we share each other’s cultures.