Skip was born in Washington, DC in 1958. He lived in suburban Washington until he was nine when his family moved to Annapolis, MD. He graduated in 1980 from Wheaton College with a degree in Bible. He met his wife Kathy late that summer and were married in August of 1981. They went north to Philadelphia where Skip earned his M. Div. at Westminster Seminary in 1985. He has served in PCA churches in Macon GA, Lexington KY and South Bend IN. He ministered for seven years at Arden Presbyterian where he had the title of Pastor of Children’s Ministries and Adult Education. He also serves as the Stated Clerk of Western Carolina Presbytery. God has blessed them with three children – Matthew, Brian and Kelly - all of whom have married godly spouses. They have three grandchildren - Jack, Isaiah and Joanna - who live in Charlottesville, VA.