I first attended CFO as a youth in 1976. Since then, I have attended several camps in California, and I have served on the rings for both Mt. Shasta CFO and for Central Pines CFO many times, also leading in many roles. I work as a screen printer at a small shop in the Sierra Nevada foothills. I am a firm believer in the power of prayer and the need to pray at all times, which I am still learning to do. I fill a number of lay leadership jobs at my local church, including serving Communion, leading music, and serving on organizing committees. My secular activities include kayaking, geocaching, skiing, camping, and volunteering at a local state park. Last summer, I expanded into my first speaking engagement at Shasta.