Editorial Consultant, Writing Coach, Freelance Writer
At the beginning of 2007 we left Orlando after 17 years and moved to Franklin, TN. I became the Director of Communications and Donor Relations at Youth Life Foundation of Tennessee. We attend Bethel Franklin, a satellite church plant of Bethel World Outreach Center. At Bethel and in Nashville we have been able to reconnect with lots of old friends from Every Nations Ministries.
After three years at Youth Life Foundation of Tennessee, I fell back into the old habit — writing. Over the last several years I have written two books with Steve Murrell (Every Nation Ministries), Gregg Tipton (Ten Days Mission Experiences), Keith Knell (Provident Wealth Group), Brian Church, and Ferdie Cabiling), I also write blogs with Dr. Eddie Thompson (Thompson & Associates, Inc).
FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE / KIDS
We absolutely love living near historic downtown Franklin and in the Nashville area. One of the best things about coming to Franklin is that only a few months after our arrival Jeff and Anna (our oldest daughter) moved here along with their two (now four) children. However, Jeff and Anna embarked on a two-three year stint in Washington, D.C. where Jeff works and a Senor Staffer Senator Jeff Session on the Senate Environment and Public Works committee. Jeff after two years as a partner in a Washington law firm, Jeff returned to government service as Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Department of Justice.
In February 2009 Jim and Jennie (our second daughter) moved from Colorado to East Tennessee with their two (now four) children. Yep, that’s right… zero to eight grandchildren in six years! We love it!. In 2016 they relocated to the Franklin, TN area to launch another branch of their business, Mower Genius small engine repair.
Our son, John, graduated from the the University of North Florida and worked for five years as an architectural representative for BASF Chemical Company. In 2016 he married Natalie Floyd and together they established 3 Kings Holiday Lighting, Inc. in Atlanta, GA.