Linda and I and our two children moved to Eugene from Alaska in 1981. We became Emmaus members that same year. I have sung in the choir ever since. I also have been active in men's bible study, worship service lector and communion assistant and have held congregational positions of synod representative, foundation member and vice president/president. I retired from the City of Eugene in 2016 after 33 years in the 911 communications center. I look forward to working with the council as the worship liaison.