During my early childhood I attended the Lititz Moravian Sunday School in Nicaragua, where I was born and raised. I came to Florida in 1972 and later became a member of a church in Orlando.
My family and I remained in that church for more than 15 years until we moved to Cocoa Beach. I began attending First Christian Church of Cocoa Beach in 1996 and rededicated my life to Christ and was baptized about a year later. My wife Elaine and I were married in 1975 and we have twin adult children, Ricardo and Alina, who were born in 1977. I graduated from the University of Central Florida.
Elaine and I have been involved with missions for about 10 years and in recent years with the help of our church have formed "Through the Eyes of Children", a mission dedicated to helping children and parents, mainly in Nicaragua, to come to know Jesus.