Carl originally hails from Omaha, NE. His story is really long (if you have him share it), but here are the nuts and bolts…
Carl and Natalie Freed (legendary spouse!) met in Omaha last millennia. Their combined adventures have led them to relocate semi-frequently, including stops in Philadelphia, Iowa City, and Cleveland.
Three amazing children: Lainey, Halle, and CJ fill the home and hours with mischief and mayhem. Carl procured an Old English Sheepdog (Fergus) to keep everyone in line.
He studied Business at the University of Kansas (ROCK CHALK!!!). He attended seminary at Dubuque Theological Seminary. And recently completed some additional training at Fuller Theological Seminary (it’s far too boring for a bio, but he’d sure love to tell you about syncretic rhythms of rural mainline congregations intersecting with the agrarian and liturgical calendars).
Carl has been far too occupied to have any viable hobbies, but is open to suggestions.
Oh, and he REALLY, REALLY loves Jesus and thinks we would all be better with fuller, more complicated, and life-giving relationships with the living Word.