Dean of Dunamis Fellowship Alaska
I attended my first Dunamis Project retreat in 1994 in Alaska where I was immediately deeply engaged with the teaching that answered my need to have a scriptural basis for experiences I had had with the Holy Spirit. It was such a refreshing time for me.
The years of solid evangelical Bible teaching from my church on one hand, and my exciting experiences in charismatic circles on the other hand, all came together in an integrated way, providing me with a scriptural and theological grid to move forward with God.
In the years since, I have found PRMI retreats and the Dunamis community an environment suited for both challenging growth and loving support in learning to walk with God in ministry.
I am the Dean of Dunamis Fellowship Alaska (DFAK) and enjoy working with a local leadership team to continue to bring the Dunamis Project, Upward Challenge, and With the Wind to our region, and to find new ways to nurture and deploy participants.
Why? The reason for all this is my passion for God due to His greater passion for me. I love God, and I have spent my life deeply desiring more and deeper contact with Him. I love the adventures He has called me to, the joy of Christ-centered partnership on the missions, and knowing our labor in the Lord is not in vain.
I’ve taught at Dunamis retreats in the US and Canada, and at Ignite, With the Wind, and Exousia. Since 2014, I have been the Track Director for the 6th series of the Dunamis Project in Alaska where I have learned many valuable lessons in our model of leadership.
I am privileged to work with other national and international friends in this ministry on the Dunamis Institute leadership team, the Dunamis Fellowship International Leadership team, and the Vision Implementation Team for leadership development.
I am a retired high school English and Bible teacher with many years of experience teaching in a variety of retreats and churches and parachurch settings—mainly Episcopal, Covenant, Assembly of God, and Pentecostal churches, and in other ministries—Episcopal Marriage Encounter (1979-1989), Birthright of Alaska (1973- 1990), Christian schools (1993-2005), InterVarsity events, and PRMI.
Pat and I have been married nearly 50 years and have 3 adult children and some wonderful grandchildren. We love being in ministry together.
After over 25 years of involvement with PRMI, I still find each PRMI retreat fresh, new, and challenging because the Lord continues to encounter us every time!