Joined UCH: 1976 and then again in 2013
I grew up in Elizabethtown, where I attended the Church of Brethren. In 1976, I discovered UCH and joined. Over the years, I was active in RE, worked on and was chair of the property committee for about 10 years, helped with the pledge campaign, and was an early member of the Philosophy and Literature book group. In the early 1990s, I drifted away from the church and was eventually dropped from membership, although I visited occasionally.
In 2013 I rejoined. It has reinvigorated my life and drawn me back into active service with the congregation. I rejoined the book group, helped in the nursery and RE, and attend the Mindfulness Meditation group. I assist with the Gather the Spirit program at the Market Street Campus most Friday mornings and serve as part of the Market Street Implementation Team preparing rooms to rent at that campus. I joined a Covenant Group and served on the search committee for our current Interim Minister. I was elected to the Board in 2016 and have attended a number of training sessions for board members.
I married my wife Linda in 1968; we have two boys and a girl.