I am blessed and privileged to serve as the Controller for Northwest Bible Church, having arrived here in January 2020. I’ve served in a number of capacities in the finance and accounting arena over the years, primarily in the nonprofit industry. Prior to my arrival, I served in a similar role at an organization which, among other programs, resettled refugees in the Dallas area. In recent years, the organization collaborated with Northwest at the Northwest Community Center, and it was through that relationship that I became more fully aware of the leadership role that Northwest plays in bringing the Gospel to refugees and, truly, the whole world!
I grew up in a large family, and my parents took their faith, the practice of it, and imparting it to us kids very seriously. It wasn’t until the birth of my first child that I completely understood how essential and challenging this could be. But even more importantly, I realized at that time that I was essentially borrowing on my faith heritage, and needed to make my relationship with Jesus personal, so that I could then more effectively reflect Him to my children and to others I interacted with. In my years with the resettlement agency, I developed a heart for refugees and other strangers, whom Jesus called us to welcome. While my “life verse” has changed over the various seasons of my life, the call “to do justice, love kindness, and to walk humbly” with God has compelled me to remember that all of us are created in His image and deserve respect, kindness and love.
I was born and raised and spent my entire life in and around the Dallas area (as did my parents and grandparents!), so I have a passion for the city and its people. I’ve been married to my beautiful wife, Mary, for 30 years in October, and have two grown daughters. Gathered with and surrounded by other followers of Jesus in active worship is my greatest pleasure. Otherwise, I’m happiest when I’m outdoors, whether it’s walking, hiking, running or riding my bike, and spending time with family and friends. And occasional binge-watching (appropriate!) television.