My mom, who was raised in Christian Science, brought up her children in a loving home. Challenges experienced in school and sports inspired me early on to study Christian Science seriously. When physical problems came up, I desired to heal myself solely through spiritual means.
Playwright Horton Foote was my Sunday School teacher throughout high school and college. His love and devotion to teaching helped me make spiritual progress and he has been a life-long role model. My dad taught me sound work ethics while working for him throughout high school, college, and a few years after receiving a mechanical engineering degree from the University of New Hampshire. During college I was an active CSO member and from time to time helped fellow students and colleagues with Christian Science treatment.
After college I was led to take Primary class instruction, which awakened in me, as never before, the desire to help relieve mankind from the belief of sin and suffering through the understanding of God. Class taught me how to pray and heal more effectively, and I very naturally became actively involved in branch church work and the practice. Soon I was elected First Reader of my church. For about 15 years I also served as Christian Science Committee on Publication for New Hampshire.
In 1983, I felt called to devote my full time to the public practice. I attended Normal class in 2012. My wife is a Christian Science nurse; we have one daughter and several foster children .