The personal influence of my Youth Pastor, Roger Singleton (CU Alum).
When I came to college, I was a new believer and didn't know anything! I always felt that CU was big enough to provide a lot of opportunity, but small enough to let the average guy be involved. A number of men and women had a huge influence on my life including: Paul and Karen Edwards, Tom Hutchison, Ron Busch, Dan Stevens, John Bratcher, and Dwayne Cole. I was part of the first class of students of Ray Gates, Ron Meyers, Dan Ehnis. I was also in the last NT Intro class of John Balyo, before he left for Salem, OR.
My primary campus job as a student was being the "messenger" from the mailroom. This position allowed be to become personally acquainted with the school administration and learn first hand how to manage a Christian organization. The year after I graduated i served with three others (Craig Johnson, Tim Griffin, and Ray Bronkema) on "The Timothy Team". We worked for the admissions department, spending 12 months visiting churches on the weekends and schools during the week, and camps during the summer. That experience helped be to hone my people skills and taught me how to make connections with anyone.
Though we weren't married until 1984, I met my bride (Judi Huhta) in the student center during freshman initiation week in 1979. While at CU, I was probably most known for running around home basketball games dressed as "The Streaking Comet."
My college mission experiences prepared me to be a missions mobilizer along the journey. I have been honored to lead teams to Eastern Europe, Africa, Mexico and Central America. I have been honored to recruit, prep, and send a number of global servants who are currently impacting others across the globe. The first trip I ever led was as a student at Cornerstone. I served in student development at the Master's College (CA) until 1990, in local church Youth Ministry 1990-1997, and Adult Ministries 1997-present. In addition, for 27 years I coached Cross Country and Track for hundreds of college, HS, and MS student-athletes.
Currently I serve in a great church in Southern Oregon that is having a huge impact on the region. We have developed an on-line discipleship tool called the iPath. People from around the world are using this resource to help them become whole-hearted Christ followers. What I learned at CU was this: The more you know, the more you realize how much you still do not know.
Varsity Athletics - Cross Country, Track, Newspaper, Spring Break Missions - FL, UT, NY, Theatre, Mascot, Head Usher, Switchboard, Mailroom, "Timothy Team" 1982-83.
I have an old track jersey, yearbooks, varsity letter and blanket
Getting my roommate (Phil Johnson) elected as Student Government President
French Bread Pizza at the Skillet