am still in Rochester but it was by way of Michigan State
and some 25 years in NYC and Chicago. I spent most of my life
in marketing in the consumer products industry and moved back
to Rochester in 1986 when I took a position with Bausch and
Lomb. I was married in 2000 to Sue and in the process inherited
4 adult kids and 5 grandchildren (they have become 9) and
she got an 11 year old (Mac) in the deal. He is now 20, attends
the Borough of Manhattan CC and hopefully on to Hunter College
in 2010. When Sue and I married we had an opportunity to purchase
my parents home on Landing Park. What a hoot it is living
in the old neighborhood as an adult.
The big change in my life was making the decision to go back
to school in 1998. I got a Masters from Colgate Rochester
Divinity School, was ordained in 2006 and am currently serving
as the pastor of a United Church of Christ Church (UCC) in
Riga, which is about 20 miles west of the Rochester near Churchville.
Check out our website www.rigaucc.org and you can find pictures
and some of my messages from the Pastor's page. We are just
having a great time out there and when folks ask when I'm
planning on retiring, I just tell them this is it! Seriously
as long as I have the energy I'd love to keep it up for five
to ten more years. Worship is at 10:00AM and we’d love
to see any of you who might be up for a road trip and venture
out some Sunday.
Regards to all.