My job has me frequently traveling internationally as director of our church’s world missions department. In the last few years I’ve worked in Uganda, Kenya, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Belarus, Russia, Guatemala, Cuba, and Costa Rica. This spring I am scheduled to visit some new regions, and I am looking forward to going and learning about the Church in those areas. In my travels I’ve made lots of wonderful friends and am always inspired by the faith and deep commitment to Christ that I see in communities around the world. When I’m not traveling, I try to post a new blog on Mondays and Thursdays.
I received my Ph.D. from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio in International Education and Entrepreneurship (IE&E), which is invaluable to my work. I focus my energies on empowering people and communities in Christian discipleship and development, and that’s what this blog is about. I particularly love a portion of the Shorter Westminster Catechism that says “the chief end of man is to glorify God and to enjoy him forever.” I hope this blog is a tiny encouragement to “enjoy him forever.”
I teach an interdenominational weekly Bible study and co-teach a lively, interactive Sunday school class. Occasionally, I’m asked to teach our staff Bible study, and it’s fun to teach the teachers. I also like to do volunteer work in my community as time permits.
I have two lovely children and their amazing spouses, a gaggle of precocious grandchildren who join me for Camp Curry every summer, and I live in a hundred-year-old house with Prince Edward and Lady Frances, my puppies. In my leisure time I read, study, garden, organize, and plan. Home base is San Antonio, Texas.
If there’s a particular topic you’d like me to address in a blog, just add a comment to the current blog. I’ll do my best to talk about it.