One-Line Bio

A friend of mine tells the story of a philosopher who was once a guest on a TV talk show. When asked about the meaning of life the philosopher replied, "Find something bigger than yourself and commit your life to it." I guess that's where I'm at. I have found something bigger than me, thats for sure. This Blogarrative is an opportunity to follow along as I work that out and live life in the Wilderness. Enjoy!!


I am the Husband of Julie, the father of Zach and Jake, the lovechild of Don and Judy, and the door/meal servant of Rainer the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog. I am a graduate of Tabor College and Saint Paul School of Theology and serving as the Pastor @ First United Methodist Church in Lander, Wyoming.

Favorite Movies:
Everest Imax, Christmas Vacation, Rudy, Vertical Limit, Wedding Crashers, A River Runs Through IT, and All of the Oceans movies... 11, 12, and 13.

Favorite Music:
A wide variety, but here are some of my favorites... Appalachian Christmas Quartet, Rich Mullins, George Strait, Journey, Boston, ABBA, Van Halen, Def Leppard, U2 and Coldplay.

Favorite Books:
Ragamuffin Gospel, Celebration of The Disciplines, The Spirit of The Disciplines, Mountaineering, The Throne Room of The Mountain Gods, Nehemiah, The Gospel according to Mark.... Beyond that, see my "Worth Reading" and "Now Reading" lists.


worship, mountaineering, hammered dulcimer, family, skiing, rock climbing, theology, emergent, the umc, everest, wyoming, cheesewheels