I am a compassionate Christian man, chosen by God to lead His people wherever He calls me to do so. I love His Word, His Sacraments, and His Church (the people). I am a person who loves to learn. I enjoy some of the beautiful things of God's creation, and the gifts that God has given to His people to make use of. Some of my favorites are writing, painting, and the arts. Practicing my vocabulary skills and increasing them helps me with my writing and speaking, and keeping my professional skills of teaching, preaching, and conversing with the members I serve at a higher level.