My wife Heidi and I were married October of 1982 and joined the staff of Youth For Christ mid November of that year. That was a big deal for me as I was moving from my native upstate New York to this foreign land in Willmar, Minnesota (I still think Wilmer makes more sense!) I was being hired by the Director at that time, Hervey, not Harvey McConkey--- man, it was just too weird! But we knew the Lord was leading us into this Gospel enterprise and what a blessing His call upon us has been!
Being part of Youth For Christ and it’s mission, and in particular the 2 ministry centers we have been on staff with (West Central and Central Minnesota YFC) has been a thrill! We’re blessed with 3 children, Meghann, Zach and Jack- all grown and doing better than fine. The joy of the Gospel, and making it known to young people has never been greater for me. It’s awesome to look back over our lives and see that God’s been leading all the way. As the Scriptures say, His will is absolutely “good, pleasing, and perfect.”! (Romans 12)