Rod grew up on a farm in Northwest Illinois. A graduate of the University of Dubuque and of Princeton Theological Seminary, Rod has pursued extensive training in pastoral and congregational care including post-graduate work in pastoral counseling and marriage/family therapy. Prior to coming to Pinehurst, Rod has served churches in Atlanta, GA and Bethlehem, PA.
When not at the church Rod can be found outdoors kayaking, working in the yard or hiking the local trails. Many days you may even see him riding around in a police car serving as a chaplain for the Pinehurst Police Department. And no, even though he resides in Pinehurst, he is sorry to say he does not play golf.
Rod is married to Marsae, an interior designer and has one daughter Christina.