I began my work experience with the United States Air Force in March of 1959 and served as an aircraft mechanic maintaining C-124 Aircraft where I achieved the rank of Airman Second Class.

Upon honorable discharge, I started as an on the air announcer at WJEJ and moved to WARK in June of 1962 where I worked the all night broadcast until October of 1968.

In June of 1968 I applied for employment at Mack Trucks and was employed there until July of 2001.

In the interim, I took flying lessons at the local airport and received a commercial pilot’s license with an instrument and a multi-engine rating and flew as a co-pilot for a local engineering company while on lay-off at Mack Trucks.

I was recalled to Mack after being on lay-off for almost two years.

In June of 1985, I went before the Commission on Ministry and was invited to begin four years of formation training to become a Deacon in the Church. I was also taking a course entitled Education For Ministry from the School of Theology at the University Of the South in Sewanee Tennessee and graduated after completing four years of study.

In June of 1989, I was ordained in to the Sacred Order of Deacons at the Washington National Cathedral along with ten of my classmates and three transitional students.

Since that time I have served in many parishes in Washington and Frederick Counties and have supplied in both Episcopal and Lutheran churches.

I am currently located at St. Andrew’s Church in Clear Spring assisting the Vicar there.

In December of 1969, I married Ruth Rittenhouse and am now the father of two grown girls…Michelle Hahn and Jennifer Nance. Michelle has six children and Jennifer has three children.