If you’re taking the time to read this, thank you. I will give you the short
story. First of all, let me say how glad Lorie and I are to be called and appointed
(in 2023) to serve the fine people of Fern Creek UMC.
I was born into a Christian family of Methodists who migrated from the
Shenandoah Valley area of Virginia in the early- to mid-1800’s and settled in the
Cadiz and Hopkinsville areas of Western Kentucky. I graduated from Trigg Co.
high school in 1975 and enrolled at the University of Kentucky and graduated with
a BS in Psychology in 1979. The years passed as I worked in several different
occupations, including state mental health as a social services case worker with a
client load of around 20. In 1995, I enrolled in the Master of Divinity program at
Asbury Theological Seminary and entered the candidacy program for ordained
ministry (how I got there is a long story). I met my future wife, Lorie, who was
also in the graduate degree program at ATS, and we married in 1997. Over the
years, we have served eight churches and raised four children.
We are so happy to be here in ministry now with the United Methodists of
Fern Creek. There are many great ministries that this church is involved in, and I
know that God is blessing the people in this community through the work that this
If you are looking for a place to belong and get involved in works of mercy
and kindness and social justice, if you need a place that understands you and
accepts everyone, if you need a place where you can be nurtured and grow in your
faith, then this is the place for you. Come and join us as we work together to share
the love of Jesus.