I am an Associate Professor of Theology at CU. I am an ordained Lutheran pastor and have my DMin, so I guess I can be called Rev. Doctor.
I was born and raised on the mission field in India and then served on the mission myself, along with my wife Jacqueline, for 30 years. I served in India, Hong Kong, and Vietnam. Before joining the mission, I taught at a Lutheran school in Seattle and at international schools in Belgium and Luxembourg.
In India I taught at the Kodaikanal International School, besides serving the mission in various administrative roles. In Hong Kong I headed up the high school Religion Department and served as the K-12 Religion Curriculum coordinator.
I opened the official LCMS mission presence in Vietnam as an NGO, where we served for 15 years. I was involved with ministries that included community development projects in around 100 villages, ESL teachers in several universities, leadership in a ex-patriat congregation, theological education for scores of indigenous pastors, and a new Lutheran international school.
I also served as the Area Facilitator for S. E Asia, supervising the work of the mission in 7 countries, and most recently also served as the Executive Director of the Asia Lutheran Education Association, which works with the 150 or so Lutheran schools in 10 countries in Asia.
I studied at Christ College in Valparaiso before completing my BA in Education at Concordia Bronxville. I earned an MA in Biblical Studies from Seattle Pacific University and an MA in Religion from Concordia Seminary St. Louis. I earned a Doctor of Ministry from the Bakke Graduate School in Seattle.
My wife and I have four children, and currently live in Vancouver.