When and how did Jesus become real to you?
This will seem backwards, but Jesus became real to me before I was saved, which happened when I was 16. Jesus became real to me watching my grandparents when they would come and live with us for several months. Listening to them sing their Spanish hymns and their unwavering love for God, made me realize how real and personal Jesus wants to be in our lives.
What do you do at Wellspring?
Whatever God wants? I lead outreach ministries, including Community Saturday's where we are involved in serving our community. We also are working on developing a food ministry that is primarily focused on helping the working poor. I do some programming for the office. I teach kids in our children ministries. And I sing loudly and off key from the 3rd row during Sunday worship. Have you ever wondered why no one sits in front of me. You're just lucky I don't sit in the back row, the church would be empty.
What is your most memorable moment at Wellspring?
Dedicating my kids to the Lord and being in the water as my daughter, Emma, was baptized. Pastor Scott asked if I wanted to baptize her, and I said, "Are you kidding me? I am going to be crying enough as it is. There is no way I would be able to speak." We won't even talk about what it will be like when she gets married.
What’s the best thing about serving at Wellspring?
Meeting others and getting to know them. I am an information junkie, so I love to hear stories about people and how they grew up. Hearing about people's lives is the best way I get to see how the Lord moves in others.
What do you do to have fun?
Going to Disneyland, or any vacation, with the family.
What do you do in your spare time?
Woodworking, hiking, and the beach (with the family), Anything to make my kids laugh.
Favorite book, movie or music?
Book: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Movie: Jaws, Shawshank Redemption and Tommy Boy
What is your favorite food?
BBQ and anything that will make other people cringe
How do you like your coffee?
A half double decaffeinated half-caf, with a twist of lemon. Or, a Coke Zero.
What is your favorite “small indulgence”?
Small? I don't do small!
What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
Crazy or stupid? With me they are often the same. The craziest thing I want to do is go diving on the Great Barrier Reef looking for Great White Sharks (I have to wait until the kids are grown up).
What is your most favorite day of the week & why?
Monday, because it is the beginning of the week and there are so many possibilities ahead.
What is your favorite board game?
Monopoly. Crushing all those around me has a certain appeal.
Name 3 Adjectives that best describe you?
Sarcastic, laid back, can I say sarcastic again?