My name is Scott Dannemiller. Several years ago, my wife Gabby and I quit our corporate careers to spend a year doing mission and volunteer work. We learned a lot about God’s world and our place in it while living with a Mayan family in Southwestern Guatemala.
Now we’re back in the states, two kids later, trying to keep the flame of service burning. I’m a self-employed corporate trainer guy who travels the country talking to people about how to think better, communicate more effectively, and eliminate the general “jerkiness” that plagues our society. Gabby keeps the house running, works a flexible job as a project manager, and keeps our kids, Jake (9) and Audrey (7), from killing each other (with kindness, of course). We’ve been known to take on goofy challenges like our Year without a Purchase to try and reconnect with what’s important. (For what it’s worth, our book about the experience is available via Amazon and Barnes & Noble, shipping in August 2015 via WJK Press). We know… dripping with irony.
As a family, our mission statement is this:
“To tirelessly seek God’s will by living lives of integrity, owning what we have, growing in faith together, and serving all God’s people to build a world without need.”
Sometimes we succeed. Sometimes we stink. But the important thing is that we keep on trying.