Finding Joy, Health, Hope for All
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Exploring how things work, discovering dynamic relationships, observing unapparent connections, and applying the knowledge gained to make sense of it all…this has been the impulse of my life.
As a youngster I designed, engineered, and built cities of cardboard, electrified them, and served as city manager to imaginary families and workers. This was followed by more complex projects that included a balsa wood suspension bridge and a working model of a three-story elevator. Oh…and model rockets. I launched lots of rockets into the sky. I like learning by doing.
Parallel to this education was a deeper plunge into the workings of life through attending Christian Science Sunday School, where I learned the fundamentals of my relationship to God and one another. I gained a broader, more spiritual and practical sense of the Bible. It also provided me the framework in which to understand and value the true nature of things.
After earning a degree in education at Ohio University, I went into the family hardware business helping people problem-solve the household challenges they were facing. My commitment to church continued to grow serving in various capacities. Most importantly, I was gaining a better conception of God’s ever-presence through the Christian Science that brings this reality into focus.
Eventually, I was led to the full-time, public practice of Christian Science where I could apply its teachings to daily experiences and secure a stable sense of well-being for those in need of prayerful support.
I have enjoyed fulfilling the duties of Christian Science Committee on Publication for Ohio for 15 years. This has allowed me to connect with editors, reporters, and government officials at the local, state, and national levels, ensuring the availability of accurate information about Christian Science. I have regularly met with ecumenical and interfaith leaders, given talks with interfaith groups and comparative religion classes. I have written for national websites, blogs, newspapers, and magazines in this capacity.
I am married to Crystal, my high school sweetheart. We have two sons and three grandchildren. All bring me joy.