Meet Pastor Speckhard

We asked Pastor Speckhard to share a little about himself with us. We hope you enjoy getting to know him a bit.
 
What are your interests/hobbies?
In addition to reading and writing, my interests and hobbies mostly have to do with sports. I love to play and watch just about every sport out there — particularly football and hockey. My family has rooted for the Packers, Blackhawks, Cubs, Fighting Irish (football), and Hoosiers (basketball) for about as long as anyone can remember. And I love to play hockey, baseball/softball, basketball, tennis, and golf (though, as a general rule, I am much better at watching than playing).
 
What would you like to share about your family? 
Most of my childhood was spent growing up as the oldest of four children (two brothers, one sister) in Valparaiso, Indiana. My parents still live in Valpo, and a large portion of my extended family resides in either Northern Indiana or Southern Wisconsin. I met my wife Erika (who is from East-Central Wisconsin), in college, and we have been married for nearly eight years. We have two daughters and we are expecting our third child in early December. I have been blessed beyond measure by wonderful family for my entire life.