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I married my wife Patty in 1985. We have three children and seven grandkids. Wes, our oldest, is married to Katherine, and they have four children, Taylor, Brendan, Emory and Madeleine. Kaili is our middle child and she is married to Eric and they have three kids, Easton, Josie and Cooper. Aaron is our youngest. Aaron works in collegiate ministry at Wichita State, is a Chaplin Assistant in the Kansas Air National Guard, and is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resources Management and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. I served over 20 years in the Air Force, retiring in 2006 as a Master Sergeant. I had the privilege of serving as a KC-135 Crew Chief, an Aircraft Maintenance Instructor, and a First Sergeant. After leaving the Air Force I worked 3 1/2 years for a local manufacturing company running three production lines. In 2010 I had the opportunity to serve the Air Force again as an aircraft maintenance instructor. In August 2012 I joined the staff of River full-time.

Hobbies and Interests:

I enjoy photography and working out.

My favorites:

Book: Living in Christ’s Presence by Dallas Willard.
Movie: High Noon, starring Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly.
Place to eat: Bella Luna
Things to do in Wichita: I enjoy the River Walk and Keeper of the Plains, riding the bike paths, watching a movie at the Warren IMAX, and hanging out with friends!