In 2006, Ken VanderLaan approached me about working at Aspen. At the time, I was running my own company, but the question he asked me was too good to turn down: “Would you like to work with Christians and build churches?” How could I say no to physically building God’s Kingdom? For me, it was one of the easiest choices I have ever had to make. I’m so happy being able to build buildings that help church missions and ministries.
I worked as a Field Construction Manager (FCM) and found it to be a rewarding position. Over time, I developed a deeper interest in being more involved with the entire project rather than just the field/construction side of projects. This led to me becoming a Project Manager with Aspen Group.
The Most Memorable Moment at Aspen
I saw a tough, foul-mouthed, non-Christian electrician come to know the Lord and join the church we were working on. I also witnessed his baptism after his conversion, to God be the Glory!
The Most Rewarding Aspect of My Job
I love getting to know multiple church families on a personal basis. Being able to pray for them and knowing that they are praying for me as well is a huge reward. It’s been eye-opening to learn about different denominations and realizing that the bottom line (or top line, as it should be) is Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and that nothing else matters beyond that.
Outside of the Office
Outside of the office, I love to spend time with my best friend/wife Alyce. We walk, bike, garden, ski, travel, and love just sitting on a beach and talking, and watching movies together. I enjoy a classic/antique car hobby with my 1930 Ford Model A coupe and a 1983 Pontiac Trans Am. I enjoy attending the local car shows with both vehicles and hope, someday, to find an old Mustang convertible. I also enjoy doing fine woodworking.