Spouse: Tammy (Read) Shrout
Children: Alyson (Aly), Andrew (Drew), Amanda
My Passions: Marriage, the Church (the Bride of Christ), the God-designed value, gifting and belongingness of every person.
Where I Was Born: Grandview, MO
Where I Met My Spouse: While she was attending William Jewell College
Favorite Books (other than the Bible): “Ordering Your Private World” by Gordon MacDonald; “The Connecting Church” by Randy Frazee; “Wild At Heart” by John Eldredge
Favorite Quotes: “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman
Favorite Music: Rock, ’80s, Contemporary Christian, but I appreciate almost any music.
Favorite Movie: “It’s A Wonderful Life”, “A Few Good Men”, “Braveheart”, “Gladiator”, “Hitch”
Favorite TV Show: Sports
Favorite Sports Teams: Kansas City Royals, Chiefs and Sporting KC
Favorite Passage of Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:18 – “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen but on what is unseen, for what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
How I Met Christ: Raised in a Christian family who introduced Him to me often.