My wife Joyce and I have been blessed to minister with the folks of CUMC. While we live on the family farmstead northwest of Belle Plaine, we are Indians. We have four grown sons who all live fairly close. I served as the Dodge City District Superintendent for the Kansas West Conference prior to becoming pastor here in 2013, and prior to that Senior Pastor of Pratt First UMC, Pastor, and Director of the Jewell County UM Parish, Wellington Associate Pastor, and pastor at the Geneseo Church. A graduate of Southwestern College in Winfield and Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore Kentucky, my first studies were in agriculture which I maintain a hands-on relationship.