I am a redeemed soul trying to stay on track. I am an only child who was born in Kansas, raised in Alabama, and has lived in Tennessee, Oklahoma, Texas, and Florence, Italy. I graduated from the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!) with a BS in Finance and an MBA degree. I also graduated with honors from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School with a Masters of Divinity degree. I have been on the staff of Cru for over 30 years. I am married to an amazing woman named Carrie who is a voracious reader, has a keen sense of humor, and is the glue to our household. Courtney is our 17 year old who loves to read, play tennis, blog, has her own ezine, and is becoming a very good writer. Davis is our energetic 15 year old who loves all things sports, playing guitar,and his PS3. We now live in Austin, Texas and serve with Cru, trusting God for the cities of the U.S. and the world–especially the Millennial generation.



11 responses to About

  1. Hi Gary,

    Karen and I are going to be in Italy in early August. We would love to see you guys – dinner? day outing?

    Please email us!


  2. Melissa Kummerer June 15, 2010 at 7:14 pm


  3. Melissa Kummerer June 15, 2010 at 7:15 pm


  4. Gary, just started following you. Love your insights and what you share/link to about leadership. blessings. charles

    • Thanks Charles for you kind comments. Your web site looks like you are doing some great ministry. I too am a TEDS grad. I look forward to learning from you.

  5. Gary
    Will you send me your mailing address ??
    I want to mail you a book
    Thanks !!

  6. Hi, I thought you might like to use this on your web site, or for yourself. A free prayer book by Matthew Henry called ‘A Method for Prayer’ 1710 edition, with added devotional prayers, Bible helps and a glossary of 2400 words of the KJV. You can use the audio files for the book if you like. http://www.mrmatthewhenry.com

  7. Hi Gary,

    I’m a Christian and a marathoner. I came across your website as I am preparing a leadership presentation entitled “Leadership is a Marathon”. Your 5-part blog on this same topic has become the foundation of my presentation. I wanted to a) thank you for the blog, b) thank you again for the biblical references at the end of each blog and c) for being a bold soul for Jesus Christ

    Of course, I will give credit to you and your site for the 5-point framework, and thank God for connecting me to you.

    All the best


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