The verse that continually defines who I am as a follower of Christ is Romans 5:8, “But God demonstrated his own love for us in this: while we were sinners Christ died for us.” I would not be the person I am today without the reality of Romans 5:8, so above all, this is what defines me. Donna and I have been married for 38 years and we have three married adult children and four grandchildren. We spent fourteen years as missionaries in Indonesia and the Philippines and then returned to my home town of Zion in 2000. I served on the board of New Hope Pregnancy Center in Kenosha which later was instrumental in opening up a branch in Zion. That Center has become the Family Resource Center in Zion and it has been my privilege to be a part of it from the very beginning. In addition to serving FRCZ I am also a pastor at Christ Community Church in Zion and I serve our City as the Police and Fire Commissioner.