Kandern to Kentucky

Two weeks from today will be our first Sunday in Kentucky. Kentucky?! Four years ago when we moved overseas to serve missionary kids, I also began full-time Masters of Divinity (MDiv) studies on-line through Asbury Theological Seminary. I was awarded the Cooper family scholarship and Central … Continue reading

Expanding By Two Feet

Yes, if you haven't already heard, we are expecting the arrival of our second child! Wow! Isn't God good? Our newest "recruit" will arrive around Dec. 6 and we know that she will have a huge impact in our ministry and our growing family. Valerie has been dealing with a lot of (the normal … Continue reading


Recently, I was involved in a panel discussion with our high school, small group girls. This was a great privilege for me but also took me out of my comfort zone. The topic was "Intimacy with God." What does it mean and not mean?  What is the importance of intimacy with Christ? My initial … Continue reading

We’d like you to meet…

We'd like to introduce a new family to you. They have become an important part of our lives since the beginning of the year. They are so important to us that we are going to take a team of students from Black Forest Academy and from August-Macke Schule to Romania to help build them a home … Continue reading

New Stuff …and New Staff!

It's GO time! The past three weeks have been packed full of German language training, New Staff Orientation and an All Staff Conference. Whew! We have 55 new staff here at Black Forest Academy. It is a true miracle!  Last spring during my time in the Personnel Office, there were plenty of … Continue reading