I grew up in Oregon and Idaho. I moved to Arizona in 1986 where I┬ámet and married my beautiful wife Leslie in 1988. God has blessed us with three children who are now “mostly grown.” I worked in business until 2007 when I joined the Redemption staff.

When I was young, I became aware through the Bible that I was created to be in a close relationship with Jesus. But, my natural sinful tenancies kept me from Him. I learned that I could not earn God’s favor but that I must truly repent, confess my sins, and trust that Jesus will make things right again. I knew in my heart this was true so I repented and trusted in Jesus. God changed my heart and that has made all the difference.