I grew up in Nebraska and developed as a young Christian leader through the InterVarsity chapter at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, where I studied Electrical Engineering. After partially completing a Masters of Divinity degree at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL, my father died in an accident and I returned to the dairy farm.
Two years later I had the privilege to open and manage a Logos Bookstore, again in Lincoln, as a ministry to University students and faculty. That was one of the most rewarding periods of life, in spiritual terms. I followed Jim Carlson, founder of Logos, to Spring Arbor Distributors where I gained experience in managing computer operations and software development. After a few years at EDS/General Motors and a couple of ERP software firms, I landed in the Atlanta area with a job transfer. As an entrepreneur, I have started two Internet-based companies and am currently consulting on various web-based software projects.
My wife, Cindy and I have three teen-age daughters(!) and I have two older children and four grand-children(!). We worship at The Bridge church in Duluth; we are small group leaders and participate in—as well as lead—other ministries in the church.
My passion is to see High School & College students grow deep roots in the Bible and become skilled at articulating and defending a Christian worldview—especially in the antagonistic, hedonistic, secular university environment. I long to see young Christian leaders emerge as leaders in the modern-day battle against the forces of evil that are set on destroying both Christianity and our very civilization. And I feel it is a priviledge to partner with Dr. Breshears and The Areopagus in educating and motivating the church in and around Atlanta.