Roger is a retired Elder in the West Ohio Conference the United Methodist Church. He served primarily rural, "Town & Country" churches for 18 years, serving as Director of Meigs UM Cooperative Parish for 5 years, before becoming District Superintendent of Athens District for 7 years and Assistant to the District Superintendent for 10 years. Roger is the former President of United Methodist Rural Advocates, the current Chair of Core Leadership Team for Rural Chaplains Association, a member of the Board of Lay Academy for Rural Church Ministry. He continues to work part time as a church consultant helping with visioning and conflict resolution. He has been a delegate to Jurisdictional Conference five times, and a delegate to General Conference three times. He is married to Sue and they have three sons and eight grandchildren.