Ian has spent most of his life in Iowa. He embraced his call as a Minister of Word and Sacrament after a career as a mechanical engineer and account manager, serving First Presbyterian Church in Maxwell, IA, until he was called to be the Transitional Executive for the presbyteries of North Central Iowa and Prospect Hill. He describes himself as a pastoral visionary, team builder and ministry enabler. “I love people. I love meeting new people, walking with people, engaging in their lives. My ministry is about loving neighbor and loving God. I always make time to visit with people as I travel. We are built for relationships and I love that I get to engage people on a daily basis.” He recognizes the power of leadership cohorts and continuing education opportunities to keep connections in the presbytery strong and vibrant. Ian was a part of the Iowa task force that ultimately brought the vision for a shared staff to the presbyteries. Ian has three grown daughters and loves tinkering with cars to relax.