In 1998, after many years of running away from God, I married a godly woman (Mary) whose prayer and example were instrumental in leading me to a relationship with Jesus. Also instrumental in my conversion were Christian men who were willing to invest in my spiritual growth as mentors, small group leaders, and brothers in Christ. The impact these men had on my life is a key reason why I still have a strong passion for teaching and mentoring men.
The mentoring I received prepared me to be a youth leader, a men’s small group leader, and to serve on the church’s leadership team. Mary and I served together in a ministry we started to help meet the needs of the working poor in our community. We also led a couple’s small group for a time.
Professionally, I had the privilege of serving the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces as a Defense Department civilian employee for 37 years. When I retired I completed a 10-month study program which led to my being commissioned as a Centurion (now known as Colson Fellows) by the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview.
Mary and I moved to Williamsburg in 2015. After checking out several churches, we decided that the Chapel was the best place for us to invest our time, talents, and resources. At the Chapel, I have served as a small group leader, a mentor, and leader of men’s mentoring ministry.