Dave Ripper

Hi, I'm Dave.


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I am a husband to Judy and a father to three adult children (Matt, Sarah, and Beth). Judy and I have been married for 37 years and live in Morton, IL. I am also a Caterpillar Inc. retiree. I grew up on a farm outside Mackinaw IL. and attended Dee-Mack High School.

After high school, I pursued a degree in Auto mechanics, Diesel mechanics, and Industrial Welding from Nashville Auto-Diesel College, and a degree in Computers from Illinois Central College.

After obtaining my first degree, I worked several mechanic and welding jobs until I started working at Caterpillar's Worldwide Parts Headquarters in Morton, IL. I worked in the Morton Caterpillar shop for 11 years and the next 17 years in the Caterpillar Information Services department.

I love coaching ministry leaders.

I have attended four different churches since meeting Jesus in 1976 and I have served as an elder in three of those churches. After retiring from Caterpillar, I worked for five years in a church office developing ministries, coaching ministry leaders, and performing computer support.

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