I have been a strong supporter and advocate for OMOL ministry since it was initially launched in 2012. I am passionate about adoption, as I was placed for adoption at birth. I am forever grateful to my birth mother for making the difficult choices and sacrifices that she must have faced. My goal is to help ease the financial burden for families as they go through the adoption process. I have been married to my wife Carol, for 30 years. We have 3 adult children, a daughter-in-law and son-in-law, and 2 grandchildren. I have a background in Business Administration and Prosthetics, and have been employed with Hanger Clinic for 20 years.
After completing the adoption of our daughter in 2011, my wife and I had a vision to start a ministry that financially helped other North Dakota couples with the adoption process. Our vision was to bring together One More Family, and leave One Less Orphan. As a founding member of OMOL, I am excited to be on the board and the relaunch of this ministry to continue the Lords’ work of helping the orphan. My wife Dawn and I have been married for over 20 years. We have three children. Two biological boys, and our adopted Indian princess. I have a Bachelor's degree in Nursing, and currently work in the medical device industry.
OMOL helps to facilitate a critical need in today’s world by helping to place orphans with healthy loving families. Giving children a chance at a better life is so important and often somewhat lost in today’s culture. If we can help in some way, that is a very important mission. I worked as an attorney for 36 years, most of them with the City of Bismarck as City Attorney. I live in Bismarck with my wife Brenda and we have two adult children. We are very blessed.
I was drawn to OMOL Ministry because of the opportunity to serve in an organization whose mission aligns with the clear direction we as Christians are given in the Bible to be kind, generous and active in finding loving families for all children. Currently, I am a Representative in the North Dakota Legislature serving south Fargo’s District 41. I received a B.S. in Secondary Education Education with a minor in German from the University of North Dakota and a M.S. in Counseling from MSUM. My background also includes working in the West Fargo School District as a school counselor before staying at home and to raise our children. I am married to my husband Tom and we have four children Jacob, Joseph, Benjamin and Sarah who range in age from 14 to 22.
One of the first thoughts that people have when they think about adoption is, "it's so expensive!" My desire is that finances would never be a reason Christians don't consider adoption as a way to grow their families. I love that OMOL is passionate about walking alongside families in the midst of this process and we are a ministry that is deeply rooted in the gospel! I am the Coordinator of New Student Programs at North Dakota State University (NDSU). I love working in a student-focused environment that cares deeply about students and families as they make the transition to college through orientation and Welcome Week programming. My husband Calvin and I were married in 2015, and relocated back to Fargo in the summer of 2018. We love the Fargo Moorhead area community and the friends that we get to do life with! We live on the North side where we enjoy our home with our springerdoodle, Gordon!
I believe that as Christians, we are called to “be the church” and make a difference/positive impact in the communities around us. When the opportunity presented itself to assist with the relaunch of OMOL I felt called to be involved in this ministry. I have seen how this ministry has impacted many families and I am excited to be part of what God is doing. I graduated from NDSU with a bachelor's degree in Business. During my time at NDSU I was involved with Chi Alpha leadership. I am self employed, and Co-Founded WeClean, a Tech company that operates in many different states. I live in Fargo, ND with my dog Hobbs.