I am a fourth-generation farmer near Northwood, ND. I have been married for very close to 20 years to my wonderful wife Debbie, and we have 4 amazing children from 8-17 years old. I am a member of Ebenezer Free Lutheran in Northwood and have served on the church council including twice as President and currently as an Elder. I have served on the Northwood Equity Elevator board for 20 years including the offices of Secretary and Vice President. After the 2007 Northwood Tornado I was privileged to serve as the Building Committee Chair for our congregation. Shortly after our new church facility was completed I read David Platt’s book Radical, and I felt God was calling me to be a part of something very different. Just then, John Draxton invited me to meet Josue and Maxene, and I learned about the vision of IFOSuD. My wife and I were hooked right away, and I have been thrilled to serve God on the board ever since.