Bob

BRIEFLY DESCRIBE YOUR ROLE AND DUTIES AT FRESHWATER:

It’s kind of a laundry list: overseeing office operations, working with the trustees on buildings and property projects, with the deacons and deaconesses in their care ministries, overseeing building use, security and maintenance, and dealing with a variety of policy needs of our church. 

TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAMILY:

I am blessed to be in ministry with my wife of over 40 years. Our three children are married. Two of them live here in Wadsworth and one in Westerville, near Columbus. Between them, they have given us a boatload of grandkids and a couple of granddogs. The times we are all together can be complete chaos, but we love it!

WHAT IS YOUR IDEA OF A PERFECT DAY OFF?

I love warm sunny days on Lake Erie when the water is calm enough to jet ski from Beulah Beach to Put-In-Bay. Follow that with lunch on the Boardwalk, a cruise back to Beulah Beach, and it’s a great day!

MOST USED EMOJI ON YOUR PHONE? 👍

YOU HAVE YOUR OWN LATE NIGHT TALK SHOW. WHO DO YOU INVITE AS YOUR FIRST GUEST?

Tim Tebow. The guy has an amazing story.

WHAT WAS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE FOOD AS A CHILD? DO YOU EAT IT AS AN ADULT?

Lima beans. I hated them as a child and still do!  Thankfully, my wife hates them, too! (See Beth Falkenberg – Children’s Director)

WHAT IS A BOOK THAT YOU’VE READ LATELY THAT HAS IMPACTED YOUR LIFE?

Soul Keeping by John Ortberg. As he recounts his conversations with Dallas Willard, he writes that Willard counseled him to “ruthlessly eliminate hurry from his life.” It’s something that keeps coming back over and over. (I just have to slow down long enough to apply it.)

IF YOU COULD ELIMINATE ONE THING FROM YOUR DAILY ROUTINE, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY?

Answering email. I so much prefer to talk in person or on the phone.