Doug has attended Newton Bible Church since birth. After graduating from Sterling College with a B.S. in Natural Science and Physical Education, he taught and coached at Berean Academy while farming on the side. After 20 years of teaching, he switched to being a farmer and stockman full-time. In addition to serving as the chairman of the elder board, his current ministries at NBC include teaching Sunday School and serving as the elder representative on the school board. Doug and Paula have 4 children and 13 grandchildren.