I am a retired pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. I was ordained in 1982 and served as pastor of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Teaneck, New Jersey from then until 1987 when I resigned to pursue a law degree at Rutgers Law School in Newark, New Jersey. Following graduation in 1990, I began practicing law full time at the firm of Francis & Berry in Morristown, New Jersey. In 1994 I accepted a call as assistant to the Pastor at Church of the Savior in Paramus, New Jersey where I served as a part time minister and supply preacher for churches throughout Bergen County. I left the full time practice of law and my pastorate at Church of the Savior in October of 2008 to accept the call to serve as senior pastor of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bogota, New Jersey. I retired from active full time ministry in June of 2018 and now reside in Wellfleet, Massachusetts with my wife. I have three adult children and four grandchildren.