Sally and I both grew up in northwestern Pennsylvania. We began dating while I was a junior and she a sophomore in high school. We married in 1976 and began our life as a family at my first permanent duty station with the Air Force, in Omaha Nebraska. We first became acquainted with the church of Christ while seeking to meet friends as newlyweds over 1000 miles from friends and family. After a few weeks of the Jewel Miller filmstrips, we both obeyed the Lord’s commands and were baptized for the remission of our sins and the Lord added us to his church/family. We really found a great wealth of friends and fellow family far beyond what we had thought may happen.
Our family grew to include a son, Jacob who lives in Omaha with our granddaughter, and our daughter Rebecca and her son who also attend at Northeast.
The church has from the very start been an extremely important part of our lives. I served as deacon, while living in Nebraska, In three small congregations without Elders, I was very active with the other men in overseeing the congregation. I served as an unpaid vocational preacher for three years while living in Pennsylvania. When it was time to consider a change in career path or location, the local congregation was the first thing we began to consider as the starting point for our decision. My final career path was practicing medicine as a Physician Assistant with the Bureau of Prisons. While in their employ, I began ascending the ranks of administrative positions, finally retiring as the Western Regional Administrator for Health Services.
Now that we both are fully retired, we began serving the lord in another way. We started working with the Sojourners, AKA National Evangelism with Sojourners. It is a mission work of the church where retired members of the Lord’s church serve by volunteering as needed. We travel to locations all over the US requesting help while residing in out RV’s. Our services provided are at no cost to the local entity, other than supplies and materials used. Services may include, but are not limited to, general maintenance for a children’s home or church camp or evangelistic activities like teaching VBS for a small congregation of door knocking efforts to assist congregations seeking to be more actively known in the community.