In my vocational role, I am the Digital Engagement Team Leader for Auxano, a clarity first consulting firm serving the church.
My most important role is serving my family! My wife Anita and I have been married for 43+ years. We have 3 sons (with 3 amazing daughters-in-law), and a daughter (married to a great son-in-law). These amazing kids and their spouses have been blessed with 6 children, and in 2023, we are increasing by 3 new little ones! There are also 5 pets in the mix, whom I acknowledge but refuse to attach “grand” to (as in “granddog”).
Collectively, we are the #AdamsFamilyExperience! The picture below is from Thanksgiving 2021, the last time we were all together in one place – Greenwich, NY.
Prior to joining Auxano in 2012, I served 8 years as the Lead Church Consultant for JH Batten, a church design builder. My background also includes over 23 years as an associate/executive pastor for 3 churches in KY, GA, and NC with primary responsibilities in church facilities administration, communication and discipleship.
I’m passionate about energizing hospitality, leveraging intentionality so ordinary people can demonstrate extraordinary love.
A favorite quote by Albert Einstein states my life and learning philosophy well:
I have no talents. I am only passionately curious.
Current areas of curiosity include all facets of hospitality wherever it’s found and exploring the art of “gathering” – with a focus on how we can live out our faith where we live, work, and play.
My educational background includes a B.S. in Accounting from Tennessee Tech University, a MRE with concentration in Church Administration and Communications from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and post-graduate work at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology in church business administration. My lifelong pursuit of knowledge continues with a voracious reading regimen, a cherished habit passed on by my dad at an early age.
About that reading habit: At any given time I will be reading and researching in the areas of hospitality, customer experience, leadership development, today’s culture, military history, technological thrillers, science fiction, the food and restaurant industry and business biographies. I am typically reading 3-5 books in any given week. Another quote from one of my heroes, Thomas A. Edison, sums it up pretty well:
“I don’t read books; I read the library.”
The title of this site comes from the generations of my immediate family: my father (who passed away in 2012), me, my oldest son, and his oldest son – 4 birth generations, with 27 years between each of them. The influences of the GI, Boomer, GenX, Millennial, GenZ, and Alpha generational cohorts are a constant presence in my life.
My hobby is being a Disney fanatic, which is expressed in many ways, especially in the history of Walt Disney and the world-wide “kingdom” that bears his name. Having spent over 100 days at Disney properties on land and at sea in the last ten years, I continue to immerse myself in Disney culture by frequent perusal of select Disney-related websites, reading and collecting Disney-related books both old and new (my current Disney library contains 450+ volumes), and connecting with Disney Cast Members.
An on-again, off-again relationship with playing the euphonium since middle school is now “on-again” with a goal of auditioning for a community orchestra by the end of 2023.
Anita and I have just begun a major renovation in our house – The Project, as we call it. The process of adding square footage to the house, totally renovating our kitchen, and creating a full-length deck along the back of the house – along with all the changes in routine that come with it – is certainly going to make life interesting for the next few months!
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Love your job title, love your pizza rating system concept – look me up if you come to Australia 🙂
Would love to visit there, and if/when I do, I’ll give you a shout.