I don’t know how he pronounces his last name – but I pronounce it ‘friend.’ I’ve never seen Bill without a smile on his face. He’s never spoken anything but encouragement to him (most definitely his spiritual gift.) Last year, I had the privilege of meeting his wife, Jean, when they attended an SYMC Connect Group I was co-leading with my wife, Katie. Jean shares his name and his gift! I imagine if we lived closer to one another, our families would spend a lot of time hanging out together.
Bill loves people and Jesus. And I’m so glad he loves me. A friend who sticks closer than a brother.