|In Vietnam 1968|
Within months after coming to Jesus I ran into The Navigators, got into a Bible Study, and began to grow spiritually. My hunger to know Christ and make Him known was really intense. After my discharge from the military, I received extensive training in the military ministries of San Diego and Hawaii from 1970 to 1973. Later, I continued as a volunteer with the Navs at the University of Arizona graduating in Public Management. While in Tucson, I fell in love and married Janet in 1976.
After graduation, my wife and I joined the staff of The Navigators at the University of Washington in Seattle and later ministered for 3 years at the University of Oregon in Eugene.
Sensing God’s call to the mission field, my wife, family and I moved to Spain in 1982 for 14 years and ministered in four different cities: Santiago de Compostela, Murcia, Leon, and Valladolid. Halfway through our time in Spain, I went through an identity crisis that is outlined in detail in my book. As I worked through the roots behind my struggle, I ended up studying for my Master’s Degree in Biblical Counseling and opened a family counseling center in Leon, and later moved the center to Valladolid, Spain.
In 1996, my family and I moved to Colorado Springs where I began caring for Navigator staff and missionaries with the People Resources Team. In 1997, I began deliberately listening to God on a regular basis, and in 1998 began helping Navstaff and missionaries through the ministry of listening and healing prayer.
Inner-healing prayer has been transformational for me, both in the healing of my own wounds but also in my effectiveness in ministering to people all around the world. God has allowed me to take this ministry to Asia, Africa, Latin America and to cities across America ... to missionaries, churches, and other Christian works. A Guide for Listening and Inner-Healing Prayer: Meeting God in the Broken Places is not theoretic but comes out of my personal experiences of seeing God bring help, hope, and healing in the context of my life and ministry over the last 16 years.
I moved to Colorado Springs in 1996 to work in Pastoral Care and Counseling with The Navigators. I also travel periodically to take Discipleship from the Inside Out to the field, churches, and ministries around the globe. I have five adult children ranging in age from 39 to 25.