I am a father of two young adults, Kyle and Sarah, who are just starting life, post-college. I wake up every day around five in the morning and head down to the local coffee shop in Huntington Beach, California. When I arrive, I think about how I am doing with the two of them. I think about my relationship with them, my family, and the world I live in.
After a full cup of dark roast, I turn my attention the workings of Teen Encounters, and how I can continue to work with teens and families in crisis, and help them turn the corner in their relationships. I think about what I can do to help families and schools set up the conditions where teens can face life’s challenges, and blossom into happy, mature adults. I feel deeply fulfilled and alive when I can do this.