I am in my seventh year of pastoring the congregation of Champlain Valley CRC in Vergennes, Vermont. I have been blessed with a wonderful wife and two curious children. I spent most of my life in central Iowa where I worked in Information Technology and did lay ministry for several years before attending Calvin Seminary. Ministry keeps me quite occupied, and I'm encouraged by what the Lord is doing in the lives of many people I pastor. I also enjoy some needed breaks from ministry on outings with my family, beekeeping, and gardening.