I am privileged to be the Pastor at The Red Brick Church in Stillman Valley, IL (near Rockford, IL). As a pastor, I enjoy working with all ages. It is a special blessing to see so many youth and children at our church each week.
I am the author of:
Bound Together: How We Are Tied to Others in Good and Bad Choices (Zondervan), see also the site www.pastorsearchresources.com.
My education includes a BA in chemistry from Central College (Pella, IA) and an MBA from the University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls, IA). In a former life I worked in product development in medical diagnostics for Bayer. After leaving the corporate world, I graduated from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree.
I later received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary having completed the preaching track under Haddon Robinson. My doctoral thesis led to my book When the Word Leads Your Pastoral Search.
I grew up on a farm in the Great State of Iowa near Keosauqua. You can read why I call my blog, “A Brick in the Valley,” here.My wife, Jamie, and I have four children (Allison, Christopher, Benjamin, and Mary Beth).
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A sample of other articles I have written include:
And reviews of: