He is a Senior Pastor at St. Luke Lutheran Church Sunnyvale, California. He received his Master of Divinity at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1992. He completed his Doctorate of Ministry at the Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California, 2013.
“I believe inspiration takes place when people learn about other cultures, when they hear about other faiths, how people practice their faith, and I believe also, it provides an opportunity to dispel some of the myths and misunderstandings about different faiths. “
“I believe, through the Hizmet Movement, there are opportunities for people to come together, and understand that we are all human, and we have so much in common. And God wants to teach us through each other, and inspire us through one another.”
“…what the Hizmet Movement is doing in focusing on schools and the education of young people is going to be of great benefit in the long run, as these young people are trained up to be world citizens, to understand various cultures, and to be very respectful of all people.”
“… I am impressed with the sincerity, and the degree to which efforts are put into relief around the world. It certainly matches with the name, Hizmet, service, and so people are called upon to serve in all kinds of ways, and I know people are taking large amounts of time, and using a large amount of their resources to serve in various ways. And that’s impressive. I think that is important for people to see that faith makes a difference.”