Ordained Elder: 1988
Appointed: Springfield UMC
Prior Appointments: Moline First 1986-1989, Melvin 1989-1994, Champaign New Horizon 1994-2008
Relevant Leadership Roles: Currently serve on the Episcopacy Committee; have served as a delegate to General and Jurisdictional Conferences.
Experience: 30 years of pastoral ministry in the UMC; served one year as a pastor in the British Methodist Church of Guernsey; involved in planting two churches.
Gifts and Passions: teaching, leadership, and evangelism. My three deep passions are connecting the spiritually unconnected with Jesus Christ, creating transformational faith communities that change the world, and lifting up the poor locally and globally.
Other: Grateful to be married to Leanne Klein Ross and blessed with two awesome teenagers, Zach & Jane.
Personal Message: I am a servant of Jesus Christ.
PM, 1983; FC, 1988 1983 In school 1986 Moline: First (Assoc) 1989 Melvin 1994 Champaign: New Horizon 2007 (Aug 1) Champaign: New Horizon (80%)- Springfield: First 20%) 2008 (Mar 9) Springfield: First