To you and yours, I bring greetings.

Welcome to my new webpage. I hope this will be a page you’ll bookmark. Come and visit me whenever you have some free time. I’ll include all kinds of little things. Pictures, thoughts, comments, prayers, stories. We’ll just see what happens.

For the sake of full disclosure, I’m a pastor of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. I’ve served various congregations for 33 years in Texas, Oklahoma, and here in Iowa. I live with my wonderful wife, Susan, here in our little town of Greenfield in southwest, Iowa. We’ve lived here for 20 years and I don’t see that changing. But the Lord may have other plans for us. We’ll see.

Our two children, David and Joanna, are the joy of our lives. I’ll tell you more about them in the future.

Leave any comments, prayer requests for you or those you love, or anything else on your mind or heart.

I hope to see you soon. Blessings to you all.

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