Bill was my pastor for 18 years and is my friend. Bill's boys and my children were in the same age range. I have seen Bill preach, comfort grieving parents, connect with children and teenagers, negotiate with politicians, coach soccer, teach scholarly topics, and play a mean guitar. He has the gift of being able to put people at ease and lead them to discover their better angels. He has a sense of humor that disarms and a gentleness that comforts. I recommend Bill as a counselor, group leader and pastor.