Brad Penner - Elder

Brad grew up in Colorado, graduated from ASU in Accounting and practiced as a CPA in public accounting and taxation, energy distribution and private equity management.

In 1993 he and his family moved to Prescott, Arizona where he was a consultant on tax-deferred real estate exchanges and was on the Board of the Federation of Exchange Accommodators and was awarded the second Certified Exchange Specialist designation in the Country and the first in Arizona.  He has been a police officer, both full-time and reserve for the Tempe Police Dept., the Arizona Dept. of Public Safety and the Prescott Valley Police Dept., where he is now employed as a patrol officer and a SWAT Crisis Negotiator.

His most notable accomplishment came on August 11, 1984 when he persuaded Lynn Newton to become Lynn Penner and that matrimonial arrangement has introduced three now-grown children, two son-in-laws and two grandsons (And two grandchildren on the way!) as well as some incredible and occasionally successful practical experiments in theology, athletics, powder skiing and family science.  Brad has served as an Elder in four churches and was first overwhelmed by Jesus Christ at a Fellowship of Christian Athletes conference in 1973.