This shows me and Deanne at Easter, 1976, I believe. I was completing my first year in seminary, and I would be appointed as a student pastor that summer.
Standing with the rest of our happy Crew atop Mt. Phillips. I'm on the far right.
Recent head shot
This is me teaching God and Me with 1st-3rd graders a couple years ago. It's not too bad a likeness.
February, 1975 Entered Asbury Theological Seminary
June, 1976 Appointed Pastor of Pleasantville, Mt. Moriah, and Bethlehem UMCs
June, 1977 Ordained Deacon
June, 1978 Graduated M.Div.; appointed Pastor of Mt. Pleasant UMC, Terre Haute
June, 1979 Ordained Elder
January, 1980 Appointed Minister of Youth and Evangelism at Gobin Memorial UMC, Greencastle
June, 1981 Appointed Pastor of Calvary UMC, Indianapolis
June, 1984 Appointed Pastor of Odon UMC
June, 1986 Appointed to attend graduate school; also, Pastor of Cass and Long's Chapel UMCs
June, 1988 Graduate school at Indiana State University; no pastoral appointment
January, 1991 Appointed Interim Pastor of West Terre Haute First and Bethesda UMCs
June, 1991 Graduated Ph.D.; appointed Pastor of Lynnville and Spurgeon UMCs
September, 1995 Appointed Pastor of Aurora UMC
June, 1998 Appointed Pastor of Tanner Valley UMC
July, 2006 Appointed Pastor of Ellettsville First UMC
June, 2017 Will retire following Annual Conference