"My wife, Tilly, and I have been residents of Gig Harbor since 1987. We served as church planters in Europe from 2008-2016 and I recently retired as the Associate Pastor for missions and adult education in Ocean Shores, working to bring the Western coastal cities of Washington together around common beliefs and meeting local community needs. Currently, Tilly serves as a trainer at Care Net of Puget Sound, and myself as a Chaplain there and at our YMCA. I became a volunteer Chaplain because the YMCA has a clear passion to reach deep into and serve the needs of our Gig Harbor community while being guided by strong Christian principles. We love the outdoors, hiking, working out at the Y, and hospitality. We have two sons, two daughters, and three grandchildren (so far)."