Hello there Kidmin1124!
I am so happy to be included in a great team of kidmin authors! As a introduction I thought it would be good to let you know a little more about me than what my bio says.
My family and I live in Cadillac, MI. It is north of Grand Rapids by about an hour. We are just outside what most people call the “snow belt” the area that receives lots of lake effect snow (think cold north winds blowing over warmer lake waters). Both my wife and I grew up just north of here where our families still live. Close to home, but far enough away.
We have 4 kids, 3 boys (14,12,10) and a girl (8). We enjoy our 5 acres, animals and all the beauty of MI. It really is a blast to be a dad and live where we do!
My life as always been filled with kids. I began baby sitting at 9 or 10 (my 4 brothers) and have been in education in some way or another since then. The past 20 years as a special education teacher in several public schools.
My ministry calling began in 2000-2001. I was asked to be a small group leader for 8-10 4th 5th and 6th grade boys. From there God just increasing my responsibilities including being asked to become the Children’s director. During my time as director I was Called to full-time ministry. He has yet to show us where or when that will be but He has been preparing us and the church/place He wants us to serve in.
Currently, we go to a large church where I volunteer as a speaker/teacher for the 4th 5th 6th grade group and help lead the large group.
I love Jesus and I love kids and their parents. While we patiently wait for God’s perfect timing, this is another great place to learn and grow!