I have worked in telecommunications for the last 21 years. I was a volunteer firefighter/EMT for 6 years. I have also worked as a DJ on a Christian radio station, security guard, delivery driver, and in hotels for 10 years.
I go to the Marion Gospel Hall and have coordinated a weekly bible study on the fourth floor of the Linn County jail for 15 years.
RISE is an opportunity for those coming out of jail to get their life back on track, to have people who are willing to help and guide them through the obstacles that are thrown at them by their past, and to help them see there is life out of jail.
I have been married to Jennifer for 28 years. We have one daughter, Jessi, who is finishing her final year at Drake University. We also have three boys, Jacob 19, Joshua 10, and Jadon, 6.