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SIM Training

  • Part 1: August 2002, Issaquah, WA (Synod of Alaska-Northwest, PC(USA))
  • Part 2: August 2003, Issaquah, WA (Synod of Alaska-Northwest, PC(USA))

Church Health/Development

  • Natural Church Development Coach/Facilitator Advanced Training, ChurchSmart, St. Charles, IL, April 2010
  • Natural Church Development Coach/Facilitator Basic Training, ChurchSmart, St. Charles, IL, September 2007

  • Healthy Congregations Workshop (System’s Approach to Congregational Health), St. Johnsville, NY, RCA Synod of Albany/Lombard Mennonite Peace Center, 2003

  • Changing Congregational Culture Workshop, Colonie, NY, RCA Synod of Albany, 2002

  • Natural Church Development Introductory Seminar (Church Health Analysis and Direction), CCN, Federal Way, WA, 2000

  • Navigators Small Group Training, Iowa City, IA 1998

  • Church ReFocusing Network (Vision-casting and planning), CRC, Classis Northcentral Iowa, Mason City, IA, monthly September-June, 1997-1999


  • Multicultural Church institute (Establishing, Developing a Multicultural Church), Stony Point Conference Center, Stony Point, NY, October 2006

  • Español Rápido phase 2 (Rapid Spanish Language acquisition), Campbell Farm, Wapato, WA, August 2006

Life Recovery

  • Grief Recovery, Redlands, CA, 1988-90

  • Addictions Intervention/Recovery Training, Family Outreach Team, Redlands CA, 1989

Church Law/Finance

  • Weekly Subscription to ChurchLawToday.com and weekly reading of the lessons regarding laws applying to Pastors, Board Members, Treasurers/Bookkeepers, Youth/Children’s Ministries and Church Business Administration, 5/07 to 9/09

Non-RCA Interim Ministry continuing education

  • Interim Ministry Network Conference, St. Louis, MO, May 2010
    • Finding the Right Development Model
    • How to Resolve Conflict
    • Fundamentals of Interim Ministry 2.0
    • Discerning Your Congregation’ DNA
    • Helping Your Congregation See Itself as Others See It


  • RCA One Thing Conference/RCA Specialized Interim Minister’s Gathering, San Antonio, TX, January 2008
  • Interim Ministry Network Conference/ RCA Specialized Interim Ministers’ Gathering, St. Louis, MO, June 2006

  • RCA Specialized Interim Ministers’ Gathering, Chicago, May 2005
  • RCA Specialized Interim Ministers’ Gathering, Holland, MI, May 2004


BA cum laude
Kent State University
Kent, OH,
September 1976-
December 1979

MA studies
Kent State University
Kent, OH
January 1980-
December 1980

University of Hawaii
Honolulu, HI
January 1981-
December 1982

pre-Seminary studies
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
January 1984-
May 1985

Calvin Theo. Sem.
Grand Rapids, MI
September 1985-
May 1988