As an Akron, OH native, I grew up in the Episcopal Church attending Sunday School, Cub and Boy Scouts, and served as an Usher and Vestry Member at Church of Our Savior. With a work background in sports, banking, ad agency and restaurants and hotels, I eventually ended up in Florida managing a Cleveland based ad agency’s Orlando office. I then had the opportunity to move to Naples to start the tourism bureau here in 2002. That is when Tona and I discovered St. Johns.
The minute I walked into the sanctuary, I knew we had found a church home. The opening song was “Surely the Presence of the Lord is in this Place“, and I was totally hooked. The Lord was and is truly in this place and that spiritual presence has had a profound impact on our lives.
I have been honored to serve St. Johns and the Lord in two terms on the Vestry and Tona and I have ushered for many years. This year I have the honor and privilege to serve as Senior Warden. I look forward to many more years of service to this place and to enjoy the fellowship with the many friends we have made here at St. Johns.