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A Little about Me

I'm a follower of Jesus Christ and seek to live my life to please Him and for His glory.  I'm walking this journey with my life's partner, Diann.  We've been married since 1972 and have two grown children.

Our daughter Julie serves as a missionary with her husband  in Mexico in a ministry they founded called Fishers of Men. Check their ministry out at

Our son Dan is the executive director of 4KIDS, a non-profit foster care organization in the greater Tampa Bay area of Florida. 

I pastored the Mayfair-Plymouth Congregational Church of Toledo, Ohio, since 1975, retiring in my 40th year of ministry with the church in 2014.  Now my wife and I divide our time between Florida and Mexico to be close to our children and grandchildren.

I enjoy photography -  that's why I'm treating you with a different photo of mine each week on the web site.  Over five hundred of my photos are for sale at

I'm also a ventriloquist and occasionally entertain kids (and big kids too) with a conversation with my little buddy Ricky that usually has a moral and spiritual point to it. 

That's just a little bit about me.  Thanks for visiting my web site.  God bless you!

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