I was born into Mormonism and knew nothing else of religion until my late teens. It was then I began questioning religious beliefs. In my early 20’s, while still dead in my sinful state, God in His sovereign mercy and grace brought me to hear the gospel and I came to faith in the true Jesus Christ as revealed in the Bible. “But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ— by grace you have been saved—” (Ephesians 2:4-5, ESV). Since then, my wife Bette and myself, now married over 50 years, continue in sharing the gospel while benefiting in the means of grace at Mt. Rose OPC. We are blessed with our daughter Lorianne, her husband Todd and our very active 5 year old grandson Micah. I am a retired clinical psychologist with background and research in stress and anxiety reduction among law enforcement personnel. Over the years, I have held positions in several law enforcement agencies, hospitals, in-patient units, drug and alcohol treatment programs and prisons. My education and training includes a Bachelor of Science in Human Relations and Organizational Behavior, University of San Francisco; Master of Science in Clinical Psychology, Norwich University, Vermont College; and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Union Institute and University, Cincinnati. As important and beneficial as education, training and practice can be in life, it is ultimately void of true eternal value. “Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord…” (Philippians 3:8, ESV). Our greatest gift in this world and all eternity is in knowing and sharing Christ Jesus as Lord and Savior. My favorite life verse: “For by grace you have been saved through faith and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9).