Welcome to my personal blog. This site started out with a focus on technology. To keep some separation, I’ve started a new blog that is focused on the technology that I’m interested and that I deal with on a daily basis. You can find that at Caffeinated-IT. I also maintain and contribute to my church’s website at The Summit Church. Going forward, this blog will be a place for more personal writings.
I’ve been married to my wife, Becky, for 27 years as of this writing. She is the love of my life. We have two wonderful daughters, Stef and Dorie. Stef is married to Luke and I couldn’t have asked for a better son-in-law.
I’m a nerd. It’s that simple. I’ve been in some sort of technology related job since college. My career has been focused on IT for about the last twenty years. I’m currently the Systems Engineer for a group of companies headquartered in Springfield, Missouri. We have a small IT staff, so my duties are broad. Previously I worked for a very large company with offices and plants scattered all across the continental United States. That background has given me better insight into how to help my current company grow. Again, if you’re interested in the technology side of me, to take a look at Caffeinated-IT.
Beyond my status as a nerd, I am also a believer in Christ. I believe that he provides the only path to eternal life. If you’d like to know more about that belief, please let me know and I’ll be glad to go deeper.
A few years ago, my church called me into a leadership role. This is something that I still struggle with today. I’ve never considered myself worthy of this role, so I don’t take the responsibility lightly. We are a Southern Baptist church located in Greene County in Southwest Missouri. We differ from most Southern Baptist churches in that we are an elder led church. The role I have is that of an elder. Some in the church take delight in calling me Elder-Lea. Get it? Elder-Lea. Elderly. I don’t think it’s very funny either.
My wife and I enjoy photography and video. I recently got started in drone photography and video. Also, I love grilling and smoking meat and consuming quality coffee.