I am excited to take on the role as Discipleship Council Chair. I have been inspired by the amazing things FinD has done in my life and for those men around me. So I’m passionate about paying that forward and continuing the experience for others. I believe we are part of something truly special -- a movement that can free men from the bondage of spiritual complacency and breathe new life into our relationships with our Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
In that journey, however, there are many challenges, and the Enemy will actively try to thwart our efforts. So, as Christian disciples and FinD members, we must gear up and be active in the fight, using our talents and gifts to further the mission. It’s not always clear how our talents can be used, though! But our Father has provided this opportunity for me to align my corporate work experience (planning, coordinating, developing strategy) with His kingdom purpose. So I am obediently leaning into that calling! In the FinD Discipleship Council Chair role, it will be a privilege and honor to support Clint, the Board, the Discipleship Council, and all of our members. I look forward to getting started! Throughout my life, I had very few role models for what it meant to be a Christian man -- how to blend being a follower of Jesus with being a husband, father, friend, employee, etc. In fact, I
had many more negative examples than positive ones! This led to a lot of confusion and doubt -- why was I getting it so wrong when everyone else seemed to be doing life perfectly?!?
Becoming part of a FinD group was game changing. In 2012, I joined the Sons of the Bible (SOBs for short!). I was finally able to walk through life with other men and see how they handled its ups and downs, while they still pursued a relationship with Jesus. It helped me realize: 1) I wasn’t doing it completely wrong! and 2) I will never do it perfectly! From them, I learned how to experience our Father’s grace and Jesus’ salvation in my daily life as a man. If they could know all my dirty laundry, and still love and accept me, how much more can our Father do that!
As I learned these lessons, I could easily see the power FinD was having in my own life and in the other SOB’s. But joining the Discipleship Council when it started in 2019 allowed me to see how much impact FinD has across all our members. That has inspired me to continue getting more deeply involved, leading to this Discipleship Council Chair role. Ed has been a part of FinD since its inception in 2012. He attends Hope City Church and is actively involved with the TREXO discipleship ministry. He has a passion for men’s ministry, helping men find freedom, purpose and calling in our Father’s will.
Ed is married to Sally and father to their two teenage children, Ethan and Ella. Ed works as an IT Manager for Shell Trading, where he focuses on IT strategy and business relationship management.
Ed grew up in New Mexico and received his B.S. in Computer Science from Baylor University. His hobbies include exercising, woodworking and listening to music.