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|Location||Newberg, Oregon, United States|
|Introduction||Husband, dad, son, father-in-law, pastor-teacher. Ryan 26, lives in NYC, is a musician & works at Roots (rootscafebrooklyn.com). Jesse 24 works for Chehalem Youth & Family Services in Newberg, OR (cyfs.net) as a Youth Treatment Specialist. Ian, 21, married Beth Hampton on 21 May 2010, also works as a Youth Treatment Specialist at CYFS. Beth works at The Allison Inn &Spa (theallison.com). Teresa, my bride of 27 years is a Jesus lover, wife, mother & gardener. Full of compassion & grace she follows Jesus in ways that make others want to seek & follow Him too. I serve as lead pastor-teacher of 2nd Street Community Church in Newberg, OR (2ndstreet.org) ... a flock made up of spiritual seekers who are committed to becoming more like Jesus Christ by loving God, loving people & serving our world. I love God, people, teaching & writing. I also speak at colleges & universities about Compassion International (compassion.com), challenging students to sponsor children in developing countries. What a joy to become to hands & feet of Jesus Christ in the life of a child! I also do writing for the AfterCare program for Intervention Specialists in NYC (interventionspecialists.org).|
|Interests||Reading, writing, playing Scrabble, updating my iPOD, and going to Cannon Beach, OR.|
|Favorite Movies||The Hudsucker Proxy, Jean de Florette / Manon of the Spring, all 3 Indiana Jones movies, Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow, O Brother Where Art Thou?, People Will Talk, Star Wars 3-4-5-6, Spellbound (both the Hitchcock suspense movie and the documentary about little kids trying to spell big words), Best In Show and more|
|Favorite Music||KINK (Portland Oregon / 101.9 FM), Patty Griffin, Tim Hughes, Bruce Cockburn, Ray Charles, Rich Mullins, Yolanda Adams, Chris Tomlin, David Crowder Band, Dave Matthews Band, Charlie Peacock, Tim Hughes, U2, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Bob Dylan, Sam Roberts, Emmylou Harris, The Beatles, Maple Street, Jami Smith, Lyle Lovett, and all the rest of the music on my iPOD.|
|Favorite Books||I'd have to say "Favorite Authors" more than "Favorite Books" ... Frederick Buechner, Erwin McManus, Donald Miller, Flannery O'Connor, Ann Lamott, Bob Yandian, David Edwards, Christopher DeVinck, Dan Kimball, Dan Brown, David Baldacci, Brennan Manning, John Fischer, Winn Collier, Wayne Cordeiro|
How tall would you be if you had never cut your fingernails?
I don't understand this question. I know that it's supposed to be quirky, but I still don't get it. I am 6'1". I used to be 6'2". I guess I'm shrinking.