Photography is what I do to relax and reduce stress. My pictures are for my enjoyment, but they are about the making the subject interesting. I have been taking pictures since that 8th grade photography class. There are lapses in shooting, but not forgotten.
I serve as a Community Chaplain with Northwest Sheriff's Chaplain's Association, in partnership with The Washington County Sheriff's Office. I assist individuals and families in crisis as well as many other areas. Special areas of my practice as a Chaplain are Grief & Bereavement, Community Crisis Team, and Jail Crisis Team.
I taught in the advanced track at Northwest Bible Training Center. My subjects included practical theology and historical theology. I also served as a Professor of Practical Theology teaching the in Master of Ministry program for the Theological Education Center. In December 2001 I was privileged to serve 10 days at Ground Zero ministering to the PAPD officers.
I have been involved in singles ministry since 1990. Including serving on the board for Wi-Ne-Ma Christian Camp’s Single’s Conference for 4 years and directed that event for 2 years. I served on the board of the Mission Portland Singles Network as Chaplain for 5 years. Since 2001, I served as the Chaplain for the Westside Singles Ministry until 2013.
I grew up in Metzger, Oregon, graduating from Tigard High School. From there I entered college graduating from Northwest College of the Bible earning a Th.B.; Warner Pacific College earning a M.Rel.; Lake Charles Bible College earning a D.Min. I have served local congregations as part of their pastoral staff in roles of youth minister, minister of education, associate pastor, elder, and senior pastor.
My hobbies include shooting pool, hunting and shooting firearms, and shooting pictures.
I am looking forward to more opportunities to take pictures. I like wildlife, outdoor (there is more than landscapes?) and have recently discovered Macro. I am one of two photographers for the Hillsboro (Oregon) Cultural Arts Association. Sometimes my pictures work and sometimes they are just a learning experience.