Who am I?
Adopted Korean kid, turned Minnesota dairy farm kid, turned Naval Officer who worked aboard submarines and with nuclear reactors, and now a multi-vocational Lutheran pastor (ELCA) and Navy Reserve Chaplain.
And, I’m a wrestling coach and have been wrestler ever since I could remember. Right now I’m coaching kids of all levels at First Colonial HS in Virginia Beach, VA.
Life boils down to this for me: courage in faith, commitment to others. In the roles I play in this life, faith compels me to be who God created me to be, and leads me to live a life of service and leadership to others. That has been my whole life to this point, living in the belief that I am not alone and that my life is truly a gift.
And if I can help others to believe that for themselves, and to live in such a way as well, then maybe I’ve contributed something worthwhile rather than just sucking air around me.