First, and foremost the most important things in my life, aside from my God, are my family. Currently, I live and work in Breezy Point, MN, which is 3 hours north of the Twin Cities. I am married to Joni Lykens Parker; we have two adorable kids, Benjamin and Emma.  

Aside from my immediate family, I have a church family at Eagles Nest Church in Breezy Point, MN.  I have served at Eagles Nest, since its founding in 2007, as a deacon.  Also, I enjoyably run the audio/video for the church. 

Joni and I have been married for 11 years.  After meeting on-line, which at the time was crazy, we married after a year of dating. Joni lived in Hackensack, MN and I lived and worked in Chicago, IL. Although, Joni lived in MN, she is from Illinois, too. After marrying, I moved Joni to Illinois, however, she didn't like it.  Being a wise man, I moved her back to MN a year later, and we are still here. Now, having said that, MN still isn't home; Chicago will always be home to me.

Benjamin was our first and has always been special. Ben is extremely intelligent and has a memory unlike I have never seen. From the population of all the states, to most of the major cities, he knows them all. Ben enjoys cooking and watching crime shows.

Emma is my princess; AKA Princess Pretty. Emma loves sports, animals, and most of all her daddy. Like her dad, she is quite the nerd and techie. Recently, Emma has learned to ride her bike and rides it at least 1/2 hour a day. Also, you can find her face buried in some kind of electrical device.

Benjamin (11) and Emma (10)

Benjamin (11) and Emma (10)

Joni Parker (20 something)

Joni Parker (20 something)