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After growing up in Rutland, Vermont and graduating from UVM, I worked for several corporations and became a senior product engineer.  Thirty-six years ago I left engineering to attend Moody Bible Institute, earned a Masters of Ministry degree and planted a church in the Chicagoland area.  I returned to Rutland with my family twenty-six years ago to pastor Calvary Bible Church.  My roles involve teaching the Bible in a practical, relevant way; building teams in effective ministries; and equipping our people to have a vital relationship with Christ while sharing their faith with their family/friends.  My wife, Dawn, has a Masters degree in Teaching and is an ICF certified life coach.  Dawn and I love to build marriages and to help people discover their God-given purpose.  We have three married sons with four wonderful grandchildren. 






    Though I am originally from the Northeast, I’ve pastored churches in Texas, Florida, and California before returning home to pastor in Rutland, VT. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State, I worked as an engineer while pursuing a Masters of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. I married my wife, Kristi in 2002. Our oldest son, Joshua, was born in 2007. Andrew was born in 2010, and Daniel was born in 2014. In 2015, I began working on a Ph.D. in preaching. My hobbies include reading, writing, photography, golf, skiing, running, bicycling, “escape-from-the-world” backpacking, “man-time” with my boys, and playing any musical instrument I can lay my hands on.  I especially love preaching, researching, creative thinking, and making lots of joyful noise. My role as a pastor is to be an “under-shepherd” (Acts 20:28); charged with leading the church in prayer (Colossians 4:2) and the ministry of the Word (1 Timothy 4:13), protecting her sound doctrine (Titus 1:9), and preparing her people for works of service for the building up of the church (Ephesians 4:11-12).

    Our Elders:

    • Gregg Farrell
    • Bob Goddard
    • Bob King
    • Dave Lind
    • Glenn Olson
    • Seth Pankratz

    Our deacons:

    • Steve Bigwood
    • Richard Schisler
    • Peter Snow

    our staff:

    • Financial Administrator: Buneva Wilson
    • Custodial services: Donna Carpenter
    • Administrative Assistant: Jacob Stafford