June Reflections

Hi, all. The end of our first year together is coming to an end! Can you believe it? As agreed to by the Board of Directors, I will be taking off the month of July as vacation and the month of August as a study break, preparing for the coming year. I likely will be … [Read more…]


I can’t tell you how grateful I was — after a few days away — to pull up to a congregant’s home this past week to find at least six others already there, helping solve the problem of a flooded basement. Others responded similarly to the recent death of a congregant’s child. This is exactly … [Read more…]

Endings and Beginnings

Greetings! I am thrilled to begin my ministry with you! As you may be aware, my wife, Ellen, and I are moving to Midland from La Crosse, WI, where we have lived for 21 years. Months of purging or packing, fixing or disposing, buying and selling have been both grueling and very exciting. In many … [Read more…]