Having served as a local church pastor for 25 years, and a district superintendent for 12 years, I have a passion for and deep commitment to the life and work of parish ministry. The church at its best lives and serves together under the lordship of Jesus in ways that the congregation’s life becomes a living and observable paradigm of the reign of God in Christ Jesus.
This passion led me toward the Seminary as a pastor, superintendent, instructor, professor, and now as president because I believe that what we do in helping to shape ministers of the gospel for the church should impact positively what happens in local churches all over the world every week.
My great joy is time spent with my wife, four children and their spouses, and six grandchildren. I love baseball (Chicago Cubs), music (especially big band jazz), and ice cream.