Erik and his wife, Molly, have been members of West Shore since 2004. They have enjoyed living, working and serving in many nations. They have a passion for missions, diverse cultures and remote ecosystems. As a professor of Biology and Environmental Science at Messiah University, Erik encourages students to become introspective by examining their lives, their faith, their community and the natural world. They live in Grantham and have four adult children, three children-in-law and a newfound joy in grandchildren.