My Bio

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In the last three decades, I finished 14 years as pastor of a wonderful church in Saranac, Michigan, then served as interim professor of pastoral care at Western Theological Seminary (Holland,MI). Later I was interim pastor for eight different churches in four denominations in several states: Michigan, New York, Ohio, and Nebraska. With my wife, Mary Ann, I live on a little lake off the beaten path in Michigan. I enjoy the outdoors and also like to write family history stories for our kids and grandkids.

I have come to believe that life is too short for us to avoid honest conversations with God, with others, and with ourselves. Life is too good for us to miss out on the fruit of these genuine encounters. So I hope sharing some of my inner conversations will stimulate you to enjoy your own as well.