Francie and I were married in 1967. I was half way through medical school and she was beginning a graduate degree in clinical social work. We could never have imagined the adventures ahead: Salt Lake City for an internship, Southern California for a Family Medicine residency, Athens Greece for 3 years in the Air Force, 9 years in a small town practice in Oregon, 15 years at UVA and 9 years at U. of Oklahoma. Francie worked along the way using her social work degree in a wide variety of settings. She also has written many short memoir stories which are now being published. We have three wonderful married children who have given us six very special grandchildren.
It was in Charlottesville that we returned to Jesus and began our growth in faith, trust, and obedience. We also came to realize clearly how He had been working in our lives. We retired to Williamsburg in 2007 and God persistently led us to the Chapel. As I read Dick Woodward’s Four Spiritual Secrets and Dois Rosser’s The God Who Hung on a Cross, I was deeply touched by the richness of the Chapel’s legacy. We have been blessed to be in a loving small group that I co-lead. Francie is a Stephen’s minister. Over the last 30 years, I have participated in or led over 15 short term missions—mostly medical. More recently I have committed myself to our church’s missions program where the Lord has filled me with a great passion to see our entire body unified and fully dedicated to obeying the Great Commission to make disciples.