I was born and raised back in the 50s, in Bolivia, South America to American missionaries. I had the great pleasure of living in the Andes, Amazonian jungles, experiencing bush flying, crossing muddy rivers, and seeing ox-carts ply backwater dirt streets. More importantly however, I was instilled with a deep sense of social justice, and having watched those around me, learned the meaning of a life dedicated to God's service and the intrinsic worth of all persons.

I received my B.A.degree in ministry/theology, and over the years have juggled parallel paths in ministry and corporate world. Currently I live in the St. Louis area with my
wife of 39 years.  We have 5 sons, four of whom are married and pursuing their careers. The last is finishing his undergraduate. We have two fantastic grandchildren.

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Moving toward a culture of justice, reconciliation, redemption, forgiveness, and beauty

Organizational Leadership:


The proper goal of leadership should be to promote principle-centered human growth and flourishing as well as care for creation.

My mission is to help foster a culture of justice, reconciliation, redemption, forgiveness, and beauty.

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  • Vennard College, University Park, IA,1977, B.A. in Ministry, Minor in Communications
  • Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA.  M.A. Organizational Leadership, 2016, Concentration in Servant-Leadership 


Note: Where companies are shown separated by a slash, it indicates the company was acquired by the one following.

  • Wyard Industries/Simplimatic Engineering, Forest Lake, MN  and Sanford, FL (1978-1993).
    Manufacturers of custom automated material handling machinery and conveyor systems for food and beverage.
    • Hydraulics Engineer
    • Technical Writer
    • Sales Engineer
    • Applications Engineer

  • Kayat Engineering, Edgewater, FL (1993-1995).
    Manufacturers of automated packaging equipment.
    • Applications Engineer

  • Pinnacle Automation / FKI Logistex / Intelligrated,
    St. Louis, MO
    (1995-present). Manufacturers of automated material handling equipment, robotics, and conveyors for food, beverage, and logistics distribution systems.
    • International Sales Manager for Latin America
    • Manager, National OEM Sales
    • Manager, National Training and Assessment Groups
    • Manager, Technical Documentation and Translations (current)

RELIGIOUS (staff positions)

  • United Methodist Church, Lindstrom, MN
    • Youth Director

  • Christian and Missionary Alliance, Forest Lake, MN
    • Associate pastor


  • Staples Photography (MN)
    • Wedding photographer
  • Talarico Photography (MN)
    • Wedding photographer