National Field Representative
(812) 343-3108 cell
(812) 375-1319 home
Home office in Columbus, IN
Colorado Springs, USA
Grew up in Michigan in a non-Christian home. Wife Judi responsible for me becoming a “religious” person but at age 34 through Evangelism Explosion finally made the step of accepting Christ as my personal Savior and Lord. Have served as Elder and Chairman of Evangelism and Mission Committees. Currently serving on the Love A Child Board of Directors, a unique Haitian ministry.
EMI Project Portfolio
Haiti - Ebenezer University Feasibility
St. Kitts - Antioch School
St. Kitts - Outreach Center Feasibility
Nicaragua - Young Life Camp
Guatemala (Zacapa) - People for Mission Orphanage
Guatemala (Poptun) - Praise School
Guatemala - People for Missions
Guatemala - Feasibility Study
Haiti - UFM, UBEH Plan
Haiti (Fond Parisien) - Love A Child Projects (3)
Dominican Republic (Santiago) - Go Ministries
Indonesia - FHI Village Drainage
Haiti (Cap Haitien) - New Jerusalem Church Expansion
First Trip: 1988
Judi and I have been married since 1958 and have 3 living children and 2 children in Heaven. Son Ben lives in Houston area with wife Cindy. Daughter Susan, son-in-law Michael and 3 grandsons live in Columbus, IN. Daughter Michelle, son-in-law Ken and 2 grandchildren live in Richmond, VA.
Professional Training and Experience
- B.S. Agricultural Engineering, Michigan State University, 1961
-Registered Professional Engineer and Land Surveyor in Michigan and Florida (retired)
8 ½ years with USDA Soil Conservation Service
- 12 ½ years as founder and President of the Consulting firm of Boldt, McLeod & Johnson in Port Huron, MI
- Retired after 19 years as the Collier County Florida Stormwater Management Director in Naples, FL
Took my first of 35 EMI short-term trips in 1988 and have served as Team leader on over 30 trips, including 25 to Haiti. Have also traveled to Guatemala, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Kenya and to Indonesia for Tsunami Disaster Relief.
If God told me to live long term in a cross-cultural setting, the country I would chose...
Probably Haiti, the worst of the countries I have visited but the one with the greatest need for changing the culture by sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with a generation of children who can make a difference.
Verses to Live By
My vision is to be used by God to change lives and leave a legacy that is according to God’s plan for me. Jeremiah 29:11 says it all…”For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”.