My purpose in life is to live with a thankful heart each day by helping everyone I meet feel like worthwhile, valued individuals.
I am a retired professor of pastoral counseling at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne where I also served as Vice President and Dean of Students. For nearly 25 years I taught a number of classes in marriage counseling, premarital counseling, family counseling, crisis counseling, and more.
I began my career as a high school teacher. I taught business and Bible classes, and was an assistant principal, athletic director, and head varsity football and basketball coach.
I have a successful counseling practice and am passionate about helping individuals, couples, parents, and families enjoy satisfying personal lives and relationships. Within Christian circles, I am a popular relationship speaker and audiences enjoy my influential style of encouraging and guiding individuals, couples, parents, and relationships to succeed.
I earned a Bachelor of Science from Concordia University Chicago, and received a Master’s of Education in Administration from Wayne State University in Detroit. I also earned a Master of Divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and hold a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from The Chicago Theological Seminary.
My wife and I have been happily married for over 40 years and have two married sons, along with six grandchildren.