I am 77 years old, born in Centralia, Washington, graduated Centralia High School, attended Centralia College. In 1964, I enlisted in the Washington National Guard. I went to boot camp at Fort Ord, California! I was raised in the Presbyterian Church and believed I had a relationship with Jesus Christ. While in boot camp I caught spinal meningitis. I came close to dying and became closer to Jesus.
In 1967 I managed a grocery store. I divorced in 1971 from my first wife, and moved to Longview, Washington. I went to work in a sawmill and into management. The Mill shutdown in 1988.
I married Nancy, the love of my life, in 1974! Due to the spinal meningitis, we could not have children. In 1979, my wife and I attended an Institute in Basic Youth Conflicts seminar led by Bill Gothard. He asked the question, when were you saved? I could not answer, because I always felt Jesus was in control of my life. Bill instructed us to write down the date; mine was August 5th, 1979. Any time that I had any doubt, I opened my Bible, and looked at that date. I belong to Jesus Christ!!
In 1989 I went to work for an oil jobber in Longview, Washington. I drove a tank wagon delivering gas, oil, and diesel to fuel stations, mills and construction sites, as well as home delivery of heating oil. I loved that job!! I retired in 2016.
I was introduced to Hard Hats for Christ by Dave Williamson and Ron King. They encouraged me to do an interview, then get letters of recommendation. I prayed a lot to see if this was God’s will. I am currently the treasurer for CWCf (though my wife does the actual work). My vision for CWCf is to be on a board that prays for each other, our projects and for our country! The board needs to stay in communication with the CEO and with project leaders.