After 42 years of pastoral ministry in Florida, I am discovering the new life of a retired United Methodist preacher. Martha and I celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary on the same weekend we concluded our ministry at Hyde Park United Methodist in Tampa in 2014.
We moved to our home on Eagle Lake in rural Polk County where I continue writing for the United Methodist Publishing House (Cokesbury),doing some teaching and preaching and serving as a facilitator for the Institute of Preaching at Duke Divinity School while protecting lots of time for relaxing with the family.
We have two fantastic daughters. Carrie Lynn is married to Andy. They live in Orlando with our grandchildren Julia, Alex and Luke. Deborah Jeanne is married to Dan. They live in Charleston, South Carolina, with our two grand-daughters, Mattie, and Molly.