About Me

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.


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2 responses to “About Me

  1. As my grandson said, “IT IS NOT ABOUT YOU!!!!” Cannot imagine how someone so mean and judgemental of a child barely 9. years old coud become a Lutheran pastor. Think about wrestling or boxing. You need to release your hypocrisy.

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