I was born on (February 2, 1941) and raised in Princeton, a small farming community in central Illinois. My post high school education includes: BS in mathematics (1962) – Northern Illinois University; MS in mathematics (1966) – University of Illinois; PhD in mathematics education (1976) – Florida State University; and MDiv (2002) – Virginia Theological Seminary. My professional work experience includes: public high school mathematics teacher (1962 – 1966); and Federal Employee (1976 – 2000). I also served 28 years in the U.S. Navy: active duty (1966 – 1976) and inactive duty (1976 – 1994).
I was called to ordained ministry in 1993 and upon completion of discernment and the Diocesan Deacon Formation program was ordained deacon in 1997. I then served as a deacon in St. Bartholomew’s, Baltimore and St. Stephen’s, Crownsville. I was ordained to the priesthood in 2003 and subsequently served as Rector in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Pekin, Illinois; Interim Priest-in-Charge, St. Andrew’s, Pasadena; Interim Supply Priest in St. Andrew the Fisherman, Mayo; and Priest-in-Charge in St. Mary’s, Woodlawn, from which I retired at the end of last year.
My wife, Jane, and I have been married for 44 years. We have two sons, Bill Jr. and Stephen, and three grandchildren. I have traveled extensively during my active service in the Navy, and after my release from active duty, with my wife, Jane. We have travelled from coast to coast and have also made several trips abroad. Our favorite excursion was an African safari.