Paul and Jean are seasoned servants by the time they were appointed by Missions Door in March of 1999. Previously having served in churches in Indiana and Nebraska, the Mission appointed them as church planters to the Las Vegas metro area.
In addition to serving as the launch pastor of Summit Ridge Church in Las Vegas, Paul has served as church-planting Specialist for Missions Door, promoting church planting in the Southwest.
In July of 2009, Paul and Jean relocated to Windsor, Colorado, where Paul has focused on developing church planting along the Front Range of the Rockies. His vision is to launch multiple new churches in the growing cities and communities of Colorado. Paul feels at this stage in his life, he can make the best impact by assisting in the recruiting, training and coaching of the next generation of church leaders. Since September 2016, Paul has served as church plant pastor of Harvest View Church of Severance, CO. His focus is to develop disciple-makers who walk as Jesus walked, living out both the character and priorities of Jesus.
Paul is passionate about three things: his family, fishing and fishing for men. His main goals in life include impacting his ten grandchildren and populating heaven with as many people as he can reach!
Paul trusted Christ as his Savior as a young boy while growing up in Southwest Missouri. His journey following Christ led to Denver, where he received his biblical education degree at Western Bible Institute (Currently Colorado Christian University).
Paul then completed his graduate studies at Grace Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana. His ultimate pursuit is to orbit daily in close proximity to Jesus and to be transformed into His character.
Jean, a registered nurse, trusted Christ when she was a child. She finds her greatest delight in following Jesus and impacting her family and friends through that relationship.
Married in 1971, Paul and Jean have four children and ten delightful grandchildren who capture their hearts.