I was born in Nebraska and spent the first 30 years of my life in the Midwest. I was raised in the Methodist church and have always considered myself as a believer and follower of Jesus Christ. It actually wasn’t until moving to Oregon in the Mid 1970s and attending a foursquare church that I realized that there was much more than just being a regular once a week church goer to having a true relationship with God. I was baptized and filled with the holy spirit while attending the Chapel of the Cascades where Robert Nash was the senior pastor.
My first encounter with GSM was back in the 80’s when my wife, Donna, and I attended a fundraising event in the basement of a church where they were having an Indian Dinner with belly dancing. Many memories of that event still linger with me, but one was my first encounter with Betty Mitchell. Over the years it seems like the Lord has prepared me for this season. I have worked along side of people like Teresa, Vonda, Mike, Robert, Brenda, Dale Marty, and numerous others in this ministry. I am so honored and humbled that I would even be considered to serve with them.