Thanks for checking out our website. We hope that we are able to connect Here is a little information about me and my background.
I am a third-generation pastor, like my grandfather and father. As a matter of fact, I spent 25 years in full-time ministry as a Sr. Pastor in Indiana, Michigan, and Illinois. I often say I have way too much education and have earned degrees I never thought would be possible. Also, I hold an earned Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and another in Pastoral Counseling. Not to mention, a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Pastoral Counseling.
Similarly, I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
In addition, I am also an ordained Pastor along with my wife, Dr. Debbie. Together, we are actively involved with the Marriage Ministry at our church, West Ridge Community Church in Elgin, and at The Oaks.
This of course Includes the Community Church in Drummond, Wisconsin near our little place in Cable, WI.
Debbie and I have always had a great marriage. Because of this, I have always loved helping couples get off to a good start to have a fun, loving, fulfilling, and passionate marriage.
The two of us have been married for over 40 years and have worked together daily and successfully for our entire marriage. Moreover, we have three daughters and a son and all are married. Not to mention, we also have 13 grandchildren who are a blast to play with. Avid cyclists, we have taught all the grandchildren to ride bikes. Our garage looks like a used bike shop with all of our own bikes plus the kid's bikes hanging on the walls and ceiling.
Riding our Cannondale 27-speed tandem road bike dozens of miles each week on the trails and roads in the area. We love to head up the Fox River Trail about 22 miles to grab breakfast in Dundee or Crystal Lake and then ride back home. I enter a number of mountain bike races in Wisconsin each year and spend a lot of time on the mountain bike trails in the woods near Cable, WI. Both of us love to canoe and kayak on the lakes near their place and down the Namakagon River. In the winter, we both love to go out for a couple of hours on one of the many cross-country ski trails in Cable, WI.
I try hard to maintain a good work/life balance. I have a tendency to be a workaholic, so it is always a chore to keep a good balance.
If you are interested in speaking to me about officiating for your wedding, the sooner you do so, the better. Due to my mountain bike racing schedule and various family events during the year, I have limited availability. However, I will do my best to be able to help you with your ceremony.
The Austin Rattler 60 Mile Mile MTB Race
Cross Country Skiing near our Wisconsin Chalet in Cable.
At the Finish of the Barry Roubiax, Starting Temp was 17 Degrees, my water bottle froze solid in the first 30 minutes of the race.