Eric graduated from college with a degree in math. Immediately after graduation, he took a position writing math books for schools all over the country. People either think his job sounds fascinating, or, if they’re like me, they just scowl as they remember struggling with their middle school math homework! Despite what you might be thinking, he is the complete opposite of socially awkward!
He’s the guy who’s easy to talk to—probably because he’s a great listener, and who makes friends easily. He’s playful in his demeanor and yet he knows when to be serious. One of the first things that stands out about him is his selflessness. He’s committed to serving those around him, whether that be at home honoring and supporting me (his wife), or in his community, where he volunteers at our church as our Youth Group Leader.
Eric is also athletic, being a very accomplished swimmer in college. Nowadays, he enjoys camping and hiking, as well as spending time outdoors working in our yard or garden. He also loves playing games and caring for our dog, Ruby.
Someday, I know Eric will make a great father. It’s almost comical—no matter where we are, kids of all ages seem to flock to him. He has an infectious personality and his compassion and patience make him great with kids. He’s playful, yet careful. He’s energetic, yet calming. He’s fun, yet mature.
What encompasses all of this is his love for the Lord. All these wonderful qualities reflect his relationship with Christ and it’s in the joy of the Lord where his strength is found!