A Florida native – born in Marianna, Florida, graduate of DeLand High School class of 1964 and Stetson University class of 1969. Then served 3 years active duty in the US Army – overseas in Seoul, Korea. Married a local beauty, Joan Ann Timlin, after my return from military Service. Joan was born in Orlando, Florida, and our only child, David, was born in DeLand – so we are a true Florida native family. Both my wife and I are retired from local employers – Joan from the hospital on Plymouth Avenue in DeLand after 33 years as pediatric head nurse, and Tom from Sherwood Medical (now Kendall) on Kepler road after 30 years as Plant Controller. After two years of true retirement I came to First Presbyterian in August 2001 to fill an open Finance vacancy and fell in love with the congregation, the staff, and the church – a love that continues to this day.