He served 4 Congregations over 42 years: (1) St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Farmersville, Ohio (1980 to April 1984), (2) Mission Developer for All Saints Lutheran Church in Nicholasville, Kentucky (near Lexington) (May 1984 to 1989), (3 St. Paul Lutheran Church in Smithville, Ohio (near Wooster and Akron) 1990 to 2005. (4) St. Andrew Lutheran Church in New Bern, North Carolina from December 2005 to November 2022.
His family includes his wife Beverly. She is a 6th Grade Math Teacher at Carroll Magnet Middle School in Raleigh, N.C. He also has a Daughter named Hope who is 29 years old and is a graduate of Lenoir Rhyne University. She ran Cross Country and Track for LR and received a scholarship. Hope sells Computers for Lenova. Ted has 3 sons. Christian is 27 years old and is a graduate of N.C. State University. He was one of the 40 "Park Scholars" and majored in Chemical Engineering. Christian works at Merck. Daniel is 25 years old and a graduate of University of North Carolina in Greensboro. Daniel also works for Merck. Andrew is 23 years old and a graduate of Wake Forest University where he played baseball. Andrew is currently in New York City at Columbia University working on his Master's Degree. Andrew started his own online Tutoring Business which is helping him work his way through Columbia. Andrew also edits his Father's Online Preaching Service. Both Daniel and Hope also have Master's Degrees. Ted's Mother Ann is still living in Ohio at a Lutheran Retirement Home. She is 91 years old. My daughter Hope served as a Young Adult In Global Mission to Australia 4 years ago for a year. My son Christian just completed his first full Ironman face in Oklahoma in May of this year. I was there to cheer him on and greet him at the finish line.
My hobbies include running, lifting weights, hiking, golf, travel, playing piano and guitar and spending time with family. I have qualified and run in the Boston Marathon 3 times and run 22 marathons in total. I also love Japanese and Thai food as well as North Carolina BBQ.