For the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart, a good conscience and a sincere faith.
1 Timothy 1:5

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Free Lutheran Seminary, Plymouth, MN
2004 * Master of Divinity

Crown College, St. Bonifacious, MN
2001 * BS in Management and Network Administration, summa cum laude.
1999 * Certificate in Windows NT Network Administration.

Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
1997-1998 * Evening classes fulfilling General Education requirements.

Anoka Ramsey Community College, Coon Rapids, MN
1981-1982 * Began Pre-Engineering Program.
1983-1985 * Studied Small Business Management.

Winona Area Vocational Technical Institute, Winona, MN
1982-1983 * Completed one year of a two year program in Aviation Mechanics

Youth With A Mission
Fall 1979 * Discipleship Training School - Tacoma, WA
Spring 1980 * School of Evangelism - Solvang, CA
Fall - Winter 1980-1981 * Work Study Program - Tyler, TX


January 2007 - Present
Pastor - Alida Free Lutheran, Shevlin, MN and Rice Free Lutheran Church, Bagley, MN
Pastored two rural congregations. Preached at both churches every Sunday. Led Bible Studies for adults, seniors and youth. Taught Confirmation class for Junior High Students. Visited shut-ins and nursing home residents. Served as Dean of Bethany Senior Camp 2008 - 2011.

June 2004 - December 2006
Pastor - Our Savior's Free Lutheran Church, Argyle, MN
Promoted spiritual life in a congregation of about 150 members.  Preached for weekly worship services.  Led Bible Studies for adults and youth.  Taught Confirmation class for Junior High Students.  Visited shut-ins and nursing home residents.  Service as Pastoral Adviser to the District Youth Board included organizing two annual Youth Retreats.  Served as Dean of District Pre-Teen Bible Camp in 2005 and 2006.

June 2003 - May 2004

Intern Pastor - Trondhjem Lutheran Church, Volin, SD
Performed all pastoral duties for a small, rural congregation including Preaching, Leading worship services, and Visitation. 

September 2000 - May 2003
Network Administrator (Part-Time) - Crystal Evangelical Free Church, New Hope, MN
Maintained five Windows NT servers in a mixed environment that included both Macintosh and Windows workstations.  Performed system backup and recovery.  Installed software patches.  Established network security including firewall and web content filtering.  Administered Exchange and QuickMail mail servers.  Provided help desk services.  Researched and made recommendations for software and hardware upgrades.  Installed software, including operating systems.  Trained users in software and hardware operation.

March 1996 - May 2003
Occasional Pulpit Supply - Various Locations
Preached over 100 times in 19 different congregations prior to and while attending Free Lutheran Seminary.

February 1996 - July 2000
Controller, Computer Administrator
Overson Lumber Company, Inc., St. James, MN
Kept accounting and inventory records including General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Payroll for four-location lumberyard. Administered computer network of 23 users in multiple locations using a UNIX based server and MultiTech Multiplexors. Set up Ethernet Network at headquarters site. Upgraded computer hardware and software to provide Y2K compliance, including installation of new point of sale and accounting software. Supervised three bookkeepers at remote sites. Managed human resources for 23 Employees.

July 1995 - January 1996
Project Manager
Peaceful Family Products, Trimont, MN
Supervised the manufacture of display fixtures for Mall Kiosks

October 1994 - July 1995
Serenity Grove Woodworking
Owned and operated one man cabinetmaking shop.  Designed, sold, manufactured, and installed kitchen,  bathroom, and commercial cabinets and countertops.

December 1988 - October 1994
Operations Manager
Peaceful Family Products, Trimont, MN

Responsible for production, scheduling, inventory control, purchasing, maintenance, and machinery setup to manufacture framed wall decor plaques. Supervised 10 employees.

October 1986 - October 1988
Produce Buyer & Assistant Retail Manager
Garden Stores, Division of Fish Enterprises, LTD, London, England.
Purchased fruit and vegetables for chain of three produce stores.  Served customers, arranged displays, and managed inventory.

September 1985 - October 1986
Shipping Manager
Fish Enterprises, Minneapolis, MN

September 1983 - September 1985
School Bus Driver (Part-Time, Seasonal)
Fridley Bus Service, Fridley, MN

April 1984 - April 1985
Driver's Education Instructor (Part-Time)
Dvorak Driving School, Columbia Heights, MN

April 1984 - August 1985
Outside Salesman - Home Improvement Products (Part -Time, Seasonal)
Sears, Roebuck & Co., Minneapolis, MN

March 1981 - August 1982
Engineering Technician
Minco Products, Inc., Fridley, MN

June 1978 - September 1979
Plater, Shift Leader
Minnesota Plating Labs, Minneapolis, MN

Community Service:
Emergency Medical Technician - Clearwater County Ambulance Service, Bagley, MN
Provided pre-hospital medical care as an ambulance crew member and responded directly to
emergency scenes from home as a First Responder. Nationally registered EMT-B.

Marshall County Occupational Development Center, Warren, MN
Led Bible studies and singing for developmentally disabled adults.


Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Center, Minneapolis, MN
Working with Broken Heart Ministries to provide Bible Study programs.

1988 - 2000
Hosanna Free Lutheran Church, St. James, MN
Offices held: Chairman, Deacon, Sunday School Superintendent, Education Board.

1997 - 2000

Firefighter and First Responder
Odin Volunteer Fire Department, Odin, MN

1995 - 1997
Board of Directors
Caring Pregnancy Center, Fairmont, MN