I’m the caretaker for God’s house and synergist to all ministries here at Webster Gardens. I lead a team of servants that do everything from cleaning toilets to major projects involving construction. I was led to ministry here at Webster Gardens when God closed out my ministry in the city, and after figuring out what I might want to do, He opened the door here. My passion ignites as I accept the responsibility of caring for God’s House and the opportunities to grow in relationship with others. My favorite Bible passage is 1 Corinthians 12:12-27. Having taught anatomy and physiology, the unique and intricate workings of the human body build me up in the works of the church body.
I was a teacher for 30 years, and during those summer months when we were on “vacation,” I worked for a maintenance company. After retiring from education, I landed a job as a facilities manager for the Cathedral of South St. Louis (St. Francis de Sales), and then I was led here. My educational background started at Woerner Elementary School, and after graduating from Cleveland High School, I went on to Northeast Missouri State University to receive my bachelor’s and master’s degrees. I’m married to my high school flame, Edie, and we were blessed with three sons. Our first son is a university professor and is married with three children. Our second son is a financial advisor, also married with three children. Our third son is a firefighter and finish carpenter. I enjoy refinishing all things wooden, sometimes even repurposing them. You can also give me a jigsaw puzzle and a little time, and I’ll give you a picture to hang. My great passion at the moment, however, is working hand in hand with our youth here at Webster Gardens and Casas por Christo in Mexico. If you haven’t recently, become the hands, feet, and voice of Jesus. You’ll absolutely love it! An interesting fact about me is that in high school, I sang for two years with the St. Louis Symphony at the Muny Opera and opened with the national anthem at Busch Stadium.