I have served in the role of director of music at First Mennonite Church since 2006. When our family moved to Bluffton in 2000, we knew that we would want to worship at this church with its excellent pastoral team, warm congregation and wonderful music. It is a real gift to follow in the strong foundation laid by those who have led music and worship at First Mennonite Church before me. A music educator for 35 years, I am now semi-retired. Besides this quarter-time church position, I conduct the Lima Symphony Chorus. During Fall 2021, I will serve as the Interim Church Administrator while the congregation searches for a new pastor.
I greatly enjoy my life in the Bluffton community with my wife, Elaine, who is employed at Bluffton University. We have two grown sons, Ryan and Matthew. Ryan is married to Erin (Diller), and they have two wonderful children, Luke and Mara.