A native of Grundy County, I farmed with my father after high school on the small farm where I grew up.
I met my wife, Dwanna, in high school. We married in 1973; together we raised four children. Our youngest son took over the farm operation. In 2013 we moved to Dike.
I own Grainway, a company, along with my partner Clarence Sherfield. We design conveyors to move grain and other commodities throughout the United States, Canada, and international companies.
At the age of 13, I asked the Lord into my life while attending the Reformed Camp in Eldora, IA. We presently attend the Cornerstone Presbyterian Church.
With my wife we serve as mentors to youth groups and to trips for missions. Serving the Lord on church committees and singing in the choir led me to look elsewhere to serve.
My parents took me to Riverview as a small boy. For the past 10 years, I was drawn to this important place to work on the grounds. Later I was asked to serve on the Riverview Board.
It has been a privilege to serve the Lord in different capacities. My main goal through life and the Cedar Falls Bible Conference is to lead people to Christ.