By reading my name, you have already discovered that I am an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament. But you may be interested to know that while my ordination is in the Presbyterian Church USA, I was born into an evangelical Baptist family of German immigrants and in college I discovered and married a very wonderful Catholic man named Bill. Together we searched various denominations, and ultimately felt at home and joined the Presbyterian Church (USA). Bill and I have been happily married for twenty four years. We live in house that we are renovating in Grandville, Michigan with our beautiful and intelligent daughter, Elisa.
As a family, we enjoy books, computers and board games. Annually we travel to a board game convention to test the latest game releases. Personally, I also enjoy photography, horses and rose bushes, even though the bushes are a real challenge to plant and grow in our very rocky backyard. While I love all animals, currently we are owned by three cats.