Describe the path to your current vocation.
I was blessed in that I was raised in a household where we attended faithfully and both parents volunteered at church. In 9th grade I thought that perhaps it would be good to serve as a pastor. My parents, pastor, and youth leaders at church encouraged me. One youth leader was in the military. After finishing his tour in Savannah, he went to Concordia, Ann Arbor. His advice helped me to choose Ann Arbor.
When did you become a Lutheran?
I was baptized as a Lutheran. I was a premature baby. My parents wanted me baptized as quickly as possible, but our home pastor was in the hospital. So my father contacted the church where he attended while in college which was nearby. So I was baptized in the middle of the week, not in the Divine Service, and not in my home church. However my baptism still remains. I am Christ’s.
What do you love most about your job?
Telling people about Jesus. Whether it is in the context of a class or a hospital visit or in home, I love telling people about Jesus and what He has done for them.
What was your longest or most favorite road trip?
In 2003 we went out West. We went through Rocky Mountain National Park and then went up to Wyoming, where we camped in both Teton and Yellowstone National Park. On the way back, we went to a rodeo in Cody, Wyoming. Great trip.
What are your hobbies?
I don’t really have a hobby. I like to cook. I like reading. I like to exercise in various ways such as swimming and biking. I love being with my family.