A number of years ago God encouraged Ed to live fully for Christ and revealed that worship, family, hobbies and career should be lived integrated with and revolving around Christ solely to glorify Him and His Kingdom. The first step was to use Ed’s business, a successful law practice, to further God’s purposes by engaging in marketplace ministry. Several years later, prompted by God’s call, Ed closed his law practice and entered the world of higher education, serving as Vice President of Student Affairs and Legal Affairs/ Dean of Students at a private Christian College. Ed was responsible for all areas of student life experience, including security, housing, food services, student programing, student conduct, spiritual life and others managing a budget of over 4 million dollars and leading 25 team members. The son of an entrepreneur, Ed grew up in eastern North Carolina and graduated from East Carolina University and North Carolina Central School of Law. A promising baseball career was derailed by lack of talent but lead to a lifelong passion for the sport and coaching youth baseball and soccer. Ed serves his local church facilitating study groups, teaching and serving as a Director. Ed has been happily married for 28 years to the love of his life, Sheryl, they have two adult children, Jonathan and Hannah.