I was raised in a conservative holiness Christian home. I came to know and accept the Lord Jesus Christ as an adolescent. I was confirmed and my wife was reaffirmed in the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida. Both my wife and I had glorious re-awakenings of our faith as a result of attending Cursillo in the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida. I was ordained to the Diaconate in The Episcopal Church 1991; I was received into and ordained as Priest in the Charismatic Episcopal Church in 2005. I transferred into ACNA in Oct. 2016 and was received as priest in Diocese of Christ Our Hope Dec. 2016.
I currently participate in public worship on a regular basis. Regular worship with fellow Christians is a necessary time of refreshment and reinfusion of the Holy Spirit. Times of praise in prayer and song are very meaningful. I look forward to the spoken word from the Lord via preaching. Most importantly is the Holy Eucharist. To me it is a necessary meal of spiritual nourishment, healing and encouragement. Jesus; presence in the bread and wine is a very real event for me. If I don’t have the Eucharist I become malnourished and weak.
My calling is well represented by the song Here I Am Lord (The Servant Song) and the Prayer of Self Dedication found on p 832 of the BCP. I have the gift of compassion and empathy; especially for the elderly. I have strong administrative and organizational abilities.
Sara and I have been married 42 years; have two adult children and four grandsons. We are care givers for my parents (87 and 89 years old). We also have custody of our 16 year old grandson. My hobbies include wood working, vegetable gardening and reading. We currently conduct weekly Holy Eucharist for shut in ladies.
My professional career includes having worked as a professional in Human Resources. My strongest assets there were serving as the Employee Relations Manager (non-union). While serving at Prison Fellowship Ministries, I recruited, trained and coordinated hundreds of Christian volunteers to minister to prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families. My leadership within the church has gone from Vestry Senior Warden, Parish Administrator, Deacon in Charge of a mission congregation to Priest. Some of the most significant leaders in my life have been Charles Colson and Rt. Rev. Herbert Edmondson.