Rod was born and raised in Fairbury, IL. He married his high school sweetheart, Jenna, and together they have 3 children – two boys and a girl. As a family, they love spending time outdoors with each other.
Growing up with very different religious backgrounds, Rod and Jenna were married for a little over a year when God began to do a sudden work in their lives. Their desires to live in ungodly ways were quickly changed. God replaced those unpleasing desires with new ones that involved reading God’s word and attending church.
Rod and Jenna give the Lord praise realizing that God first changed their hearts and drew them to Himself so that they could begin to desire what He wanted.
At Lexington Community Church, Rod teaches the Junior High Sunday School class, serves as a deacon, and assists with leading the Buildings and Grounds ministry team.
He enjoys the close, family atmosphere of LCC which is one of the main reasons why he and his wife began attending, and eventually joined in membership, over a decade ago.