SERVICE AT THE MISSION SINCE
In 2012 I got involved with the Norfolk Rescue Mission as a volunteer for the Jail Ministry, under the direction of Pastor Ed Felgate. I became more interested in this ministry, so about one year later, I started serving on the Board of the Mission. In 2014 I came on staff full-time. In December of 2017, after Pastor Ed’s retirement from the Jail Ministry, I became the Director of Jail Ministries at Norfolk Rescue Mission. I am blessed to be here with a great team working to bring the saving Gospel to many.
I am also very blessed with the family God has given me. My wife Laura and I have been married for over 31 years. Our oldest daughter, Rachel, and is married to Jake. Next is Beth who is married to Wes; they have Ruth and another on the way (Esther). We also have Amelia 12 and Josiah 11, keeping us hopping at home.
The Mission is a team; we each try to help others in this challenging ministry. I make jail visits to area local county jails, while directing a team of volunteers who are doing the same. At the Mission, with God’s help, I also help to teach classes to our guests in our programs. Every day brings blessings and challenges—reminders that we are weak, but God is strong.
I enjoy our team. Whenever one of the staff leaves for a vacation or conference, we can almost expect someone to have played a practical joke on the one who is missing. We never know what we might find in our office upon returning.