Eric began attending Central Church in 2001 when he moved back to his home town in order to help run the family business, Michael Engineering. He became an elder in 2012. This was simply the next step in a lifestyle of walking with and serving the Lord. He and his wife Leah are in their 30th year of marriage. They are in the midst of raising and homeschooling 7 of their 10 children. In 2018 he was blessed with the new title of “Grandpa”.