Karl is the new Pastor at First Baptist Church as of February 2019. He was born and raised in Laramie, WY and has always considered the West and Wyoming his home. Karl was convicted of his sin before God in 97’ while serving as an airborne infantryman in the U.S. Armies 2nd Ranger Battalion. He accepted Christ as his propitiation in 98’ and began to follow Him in obedience. After 15 years in the electrical field and 13 years of serving in lay ministry, Karl enrolled at Shepherds Theological Seminary (STS) and earned a Master of Arts in Church Ministry through The West Institute. He is one class away from completing his Master of Divinity through STS and hopes to graduate in the Spring of 2019. Karl was married on March 22, 1998 to his wife Valerie and they have two sons, Triston 18’ and Matthew 16’.