I was born and raised on a small farm 1 mile away from Swedesburg, Iowa. This idyllic small hamlet was like living in a Norman Rockwell painting. God, church, family, and community was what we were all about. I learned at a very early age to work hard and play hard, and that is how I have continued to live after moving to Minnesota 26 years ago.
My wife Linda and I have lived and worked in Maple Grove, Plymouth, and Dayton since moving here, and have been blessed to raise our three children here while taking advantage of the fine public and private schools and colleges. All three of our children are now grown, married, and have blessed us with ten beautiful grandchildren. All of our kids are involved with music and ministry, and we couldn't be more proud of them!