I am a blessed man. God has given me a wonderful wife, Cynthia, of 50 years, four Christ loving adult children who all have Christian mates and 15 grandchildren who are all growing up in loving homes where Christ is lifted up. I had a successful career in the environmental industry leaving it in 2003 to start an executive search firm focused exclusively on recruiting senior level engineers and scientists within that industry. I continue to work in that business today. I came to Christ in the 1970s and have grown in my faith ever since. God has used a significant number of people to influence and lead me over the years but the most significant influence has been my wife whom God has used to challenge my spiritual growth as well as my growth as a husband, parent, grandparent and all other roles in my life.
Cynthia and I were part of the group who started Bridgeway (formerly called Edmond Fellowship). The vision for our church then, as now, was that deep Reformed theology would serve as a foundation for the active working of all the gifts of the Holy Spirit. This was a vision Cynthia and I had prayed for many years prior to the forming of Bridgeway. To see that vision come to fruition over the past 20 years has been "more than we could have ever thought or imagined". I am so grateful to the Lord for our entire staff and for His work in each of them as they have led us in this direction. I am especially grateful to the Lord for His gift of Sam to our body and for his unwavering commitment to this vision and for the biblical foundation he has laid for each of us as we have walked together on this journey. I will be forever grateful for the small part the Lord has allowed me to play as a layman and as an Elder in the evolution and direction of Bridgeway and for the growth I have experienced here in my own personal faith. Praise be to God!