A response to a person who loves me and asked how I became the Rolling Rev, just so you know I love all of my friends and family who take the time to asking wonder how I am doing. Your love and support bring me joy, comfort, and a sense of wholeness. Thank you all!
I do not think you’re being insensitive, and I’m sorry it took me so long to respond, I was busy there at the end of June and I forgot to answer. I have multiple sclerosis and until they find a cure or develop electronics that help me control my limbs I use my wheels to get me where I need to go. I had my first major incident of MS the day after Thanksgiving 2000. I had just returned from my first call at an
in Frankfurt, Germany
& The Lutheran Field Service Europe. I was planning to enter the Air Force as a
chaplain in January 2001. The Air Force
said no, when they found out I had an undiagnosed MS incident, a grand mal
seizure with scarring on my brain tissue.
The doctors were not able to diagnose me until March 2002. While waiting for a diagnosis, I did 2 out of 3 years of law school and decided that I did not really want to be a lawyer. Once I found out that MS is not a fatal disease, I went back to being a pastor in
a small town 1 ½ hours southwest of the Twin Cities. In late 2007, early 2008, I had to go on
disability, when my legs stopped working.
So now I am a supply pastor (I substitute for other pastors on
vacation), I do short-term counseling, weddings/funerals, and advocacy. I also lead a MS support group, am on my
church Council, and teach Sunday school.
Plus once in a while I still do a TEC.
One of my friends, @Brandon, is the TEC Council President and he always
ends his newsletters with Shine on & when I do email with him. I always reply Shine on & I’ll Roll
on. Life is good, life is full; God is
good! All the time! God is good!
Thanks for asking. Winthrop, Minnesota