Cedarville has always been my home. I was raised on a dairy farm just three miles outside of the village. It was on that farm I learned the importance of a strong work ethic and loyalty to my family. While milking cows as a young adult I listened to many sermons via radio which brought me to a moment where I acknowledged my need for a Savior. It was then my wife, Jackie, and I started attending Grace. Within the next twelve years we became the parents of six children. We attended faithfully as a family until God re-directed our children as adults to different areas and therefore different churches. Serving within the local church is not only my passion but also a responsibility we are given. My gifts have been used through serving on the Benevolent Committee for 35+ years, as a youth sponsor for 10 years, as a deacon in the past, and as a co-facilitator of Financial Peace University for 20+ classes. I look forward to having the opportunity to continue serving our church family in many of these same areas, along with my wife, Jackie.