IMG 5503Many adults at Westgate fondly remember when Doug taught their class as a child or chaperoned a trip.  Doug and his bride, Sandra, have been married since 1967 and their passion for serving our children has never waned.  Sandra has been involved in ministry at the Westgate Christian School for many years and is a mother figure to staff and students alike.  As a shepherd at Westgate, Doug continues to follow God's call in seeking all that is best for our children.  Doug claims that no one can have a more rewarding ministry than he.  He was an important catylst in the vision to build a new Children's Ministry addition on our campus but Doug says the real reward is offering an atmosphere where children may experience and learn about God's love in a way that is most conducive to their age.

Doug has been involved with the Lads to Leaders program since 1972 and has witnessed many of the children he has served go on to serve others in the ministry to which God has called them.  Doug is a charter member of the Westgate Christian School Board, is actively involved with the Children's Ministry, has taught 5th grade boys in our education program since the end of the one room school house :), and still loves to belt out a verse of "You Are My Sunshine" very early in the morning.IMG 5506