Ed began serving the Lord in 1972 as volunteer youth director for a small church in rural Southern California. In 1978 he graduated from Point Loma Nazarene College and began working fulltime as associate pastor in Fallbrook, CA.
He joined InFaith (an American Mission) in 1982, and has served in several ministry capacities with InFaith over the subsequent years: Church Missionary (pastor), Area Missionary in Southern California, Southern Regional Director and, ultimately,. Chief Development Officer, Director of Ministry Resources, and Manager of Recruiting, Training, and Deputation. In these roles, Ed was involved in camping, VBS, church planting/growth, ministry development, and recruiting and caring for missionaries in fourteen states. Along the way, Ed earned a MBA from Azusa Pacific University.
In 2009, he became the National Director of PIR Ministries. Ed passed the leadership baton in 2016, and is enjoying his new role with PIR Ministries as he transitions into a new season of life.
Ed has both personal and ministry experience that qualifies him to work with those who have been exited from the pastorate or a ministry responsibility. He knows firsthand the pain and emotional trauma that goes with such a life changing event.
Ed and his wife, Penni, are avid hikers, kayakers and enjoy their children and grandchildren.