Jerry was raised in Indianola, Iowa where he thought sports were the most important thing in life—until he met Sue, a cheerleader. They were married right out of high school. It's pretty amazing that their marriage survived the first seven years because in college Jerry majored in philosophy and became an atheist. His life changed radically at the age of 25 when he became a committed follower of Jesus Christ. Jerry and Sue have 3 children and 4 grandchildren.
B.A. - Simpson College
Th.M. - Dallas Theological Seminary
Doctoral work - Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Associate Pastor (1981-86) - Martensdale Community Church, Martensdale, IA
Senior Pastor (1986-2007) - LakeView Church, Stoughton, WI
Church Planting (2008-Present) - The Bridge Church, Eau Claire, WI