I am 45 years old and have been married to my wife Karen for 25 years. We have five children, all of whom have been home-schooled since kindergarten. I was raised a PK(Preacher's Kid), and have been in the ministry myself for 27 years. I served as Senior Pastor of a small Baptist Church in the Foothills of Central California for several years. My family experienced an upheival in our lives when the parsonage we were living in caught fire one morning. We thank God that everyone made it out alive, but in the fire we lost everything we owned. I attempted to continue pastoring the church, but after a few months it was clear that the fire had taken a tremendous toll on my family and on me personally. In a final blow to our self-esteem, the Church decided they wanted to go another way, and I was asked to leave the pulpit. We now live near family and are attempting to rebuild our lives. I believe that God has redefined his ministry in me, and I am beginning to write about my experiences, and put together a website to help those in the ministry who are suffering, as well as others who simply need words of encouragement. I will be listing my website soon. Thanks, Carl.