He grew up in the Midwest living in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin. He served the U.S. Army in Operations Desert Shield and Storm, spent some time briefly in politics and has served as an Executive Pastor. He enjoys reading, playing golf, hiking and traveling. A favorite verse is Proverbs 3:5-6.
Kathryn is a busy Mom who works full-time at Beloit College, is fluent in French, conversant in Spanish, has a heart for international missions and enjoys praising the Lord through song on the worship team and has recently led the Women’s Bible Study. Their children are active in sports, drama, choir and band in the Beloit Turner School District as well as the worship team at Rock Valley Chapel.
They enjoy traveling to Milwaukee, North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Iowa (basically the midwest!) to visit their children, grandchildren, and extended family. Besides loving to spend time with their children and grandkids, Karen also enjoys biking, hiking, kayaking and a wide variety of other outdoor activities, with her husband. When the weather doesn't cooperate for being outside, she enjoys scrapbooking, sewing, and crafts.
Her favorite Bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (NIV)