Greg joined SELF’s Housing & Construction Programs staff in 2014, and became the coordinator of that team in 2017. Through this position, Greg oversees SELF’s Neighbors Who Care: Home Repair, Neighbors Who Care: Renovations, and Build-Up Academy programs
After graduating from the University of Arizona, Greg started his “dream job” as a ranger at Grand Canyon National Park, but after a few years moved on to a bigger dream, following God’s call into ministry work. He served for 20 years with a sports ministry called Athletes in Action, and then joined the pastoral staff at a church here in Butler County. His work focused on meeting the basic needs of people in the community, including housing, food, and transportation. Greg founded and led a transitional housing program in inner-city Cincinnati, helped launch a vibrant teen center in Liberty Township, created a free car repair program that conducted over 40 car repair clinics in a ten-year period, and spearheaded numerous mission and service trips, both domestic and abroad.
Greg developed his construction skills “on the job”, through his years of leading service teams focused on building and rehabbing houses. He especially loves mobilizing and equipping volunteers to meet people’s needs in ways that bring dignity and self-sufficiency, which is exactly what his programs at SELF are all about. He is an avid runner, and leads a local running group with over 200 members. He is also our OSHA-certified construction safety trainer. Greg lives in Mason with his wife Annette. Together they have 3 grown sons, and 5 grandchildren. Greg holds a master’s degree in leadership from Denver Seminary.