I am married to my wife Sylvia, and we have been married for 32 years. We have a blended family of seven children, twenty grandchildren and four great grandchildren. I am a retired firefighter and worked with the Mesa Fire Department for 31 years and had a successful career. I have attended church at the Praise and Worship Center since we have been in our current building.
I have two important ministries as a deacon. One, I am one of three deacons that work with the poor. I currently work with Matthew’s Crossing, I am on the Executive Board and serve as secretary. I volunteer at Matthew’s Crossing and my focus is with the “Meals to Grow” (feeding hungry children in school) program. When my schedule allows, I help put together the bags we give children on Tuesday, and I deliver bags and other food to schools on Wednesday.
My other ministry is, I serve as the Deacon Coordinator. As deacons we meet monthly for continuous training, and I coordinate our training, meetings, and education with Father Dale. I provide support and encouragement to all the deacons, update job descriptions and expectations. I communicate with the deacons on an ongoing basis and act as the “voice of the deacons” as appropriate.
I enjoy working with both ministries and I get a sense of accomplishment from serving. I feel like I can do more than I do, and I am open to the Holy Spirit guiding me to serve as the Lord desires.