Primary Ministry Focus:
As a member of the Communication Team, serve as a writer, editor, brain-stormer, collaborator and/or overseer of:
Raised in the very building where my father put out a small-town weekly newspaper in North Dakota, I grew up literally breathing in the fumes of newsprint and ink. My father’s a writer, one brother’s a photographer, and another brother and I have both worked in radio. Communication runs in the family. From writing a silly story about the life of a sunflower seed when I was eight, to completing a master’s thesis on how to evangelize the Rastafarians of Jamaica, many words have flowed through my brain and onto paper over the years. Writing and radio are the two forms of communication I love. It’s an honor and a thrill to be allowed to use whatever skills God has given me toward the expansion of His kingdom, to the praise of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Education and mission background
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, B.A., journalism, 1981
Construction teams * Costa Rica * Missions Outreach, International * 1979 and 1981
Announcer, KFNW-Radio, Fargo, N.D., 1981, 1985-88, 2000-2007
Christian broadcasting * Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles * Trans World Radio * 1982-1983
M.A. in Bible and Missions * Columbia International University * Columbia, S.C. * 1985
Writing and other tasks * Vienna, Austria * Biblical Education by Extension (BEE) * 1986
Writer * Vienna, Austria * loaned to BEE by Evangelical Free Church Mission (now ReachGlobal) * 1989-1991
Church planting team member * Prague and Ricany, Czech Republic * ReachGlobal * 1991-2000
Vision Trip * Turkey * Evangelical Free Church * 2005
Home church: Salem Evangelical Free Church, Fargo, N.D.
Favorite Bible verse: James 1:17
Favorite colors: purple, green and yellow
Favorite nieces and nephews: all 14 of them
Favorite hobbies: reading, biking, swimming, amateur gardening, watching and discussing movies, drinking coffee
Birthday: 21 October
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