I received Jesus as my Lord and Savior at the age of 8, through a conversation with my Dad.   After college, God provided me with a job with Long Island Rail Road working in the railroad-track maintenance group (the type of work which I have been doing most of my career).  The best part of Long Island was that I met my bride there, and we were married on 7-16-1988.  She has been God’s greatest gift to me.  God has blessed our home with four wonderful children (homes in NY, KS, and NH).  My bride and I have functioned in several ways in several churches, preferring to work together when we can, especially with college and career-age groups, leading marriage-enrichment classes, and with the worship ministry.  Outside of church and family I enjoy working on my model trains in the basement, listening to youtube music videos (Christian and oldies) with our daughter Belinda, going on family walks with our two collies, and meeting our neighbors.