You will find I am an expressive, analytical person who enjoys his privacy. The public limelight is not for me. My leadership style is simply to coach, develop, and empower you to unleash your God-given potential. When you succeed, we all succeed. When the work is done, you and everyone else feels good about their contribution and we become stronger as a team and as a people. Ever notice how self-centered ego gets in the way of effective leadership?
I became a full-time apprentice of Jesus Christ just shy of my twentieth birthday; been married to Jeanne since 1983, the father of one adult daughter, a son-in-law, and an awesome grandson. I have majored in the commercial real estate investment management arena for the majority of my working life holding senior leadership positions with several national organizations. Currently, I am semi-retired, serve as an adjunct professor of management with a local faith-based university, facilitate small groups within our faith community, and encourage others to become firmly rooted in Jesus Christ for the advancement of HIS Kingdom through the local Church and marketplace.
Over the years, I have served the Church in various capacities including preaching sermons, teaching adult and teenage Sunday school classes, hosting social activities, facilitating bible studies, ushering group events, managing business affairs, painting walls, sweeping floors, and my favorite, setting up chairs. My formal education includes a PhD in pastoral ministry, a graduate degree in business management, and undergraduate degrees in administration and accounting.
I have lived and battled through the spiritual ignorance phase, survived the legalistic, self-righteousness period, and today kneel in awesome amazement of His lavish grace. I believe Life is a process of being transformed into the image of Jesus Christ for the sake of others as we participate with Him in the adoptive restoration of creation. At the end of the day, our Father-Son-Spirit is GLORIFIED!
We have witnessed the transformation of organizations, faith communities, families, and individuals to flourish because of His lavish grace, Kingdom faithfulness, and the passionate pursuit of excellence. Through it all, life is an inspiring adventure; especially when you are an active learner of Jesus Christ. Every day brings new challenges and opportunities to live by faith, walk in love, and hope on Him.
We currently reside in Southwest Florida after living the majority of our family life in a rural Michigan community that is now being swallowed up with commercial progress. When not working, blogging, spending time with family or friends, biking, writing, catching the latest flick, or simply enjoying God’s creation, you will find me learning through everyday circumstances and situations how awesomely great HE IS.
Meanwhile, I hope you find this site to engage, encourage, and empower you in your search, discovery, and walk with our Almighty Triune God.