Ted is dedicated to a life of service, which is evident not only to his clients but to numerous organizations around Chicago and Northern Illinois. Some of the concerns with which he is most active are the following:
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, related to The United Methodist Church, is the result of the interweaving of three institutions: Garrett Biblical Institute, the first Methodist seminary in the Midwest; the Chicago Training School, an important force for women in ministry and for developing service agencies throughout Chicago; and Evangelical Theological Seminary, founded as a seminary of the Evangelical Church (later the Evangelical United Brethren). Ted serves on the board of trustees, including its finance committee, and he has actively employed his legal skills to help resolve a number of Garrett’s deferred maintenance issues that were badly in need of attention.
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. Ted serves the BSA as an assistant scout master (and is a former Cub Scouts master as well).
Ted is an active member of the Christ Church Lake Forest and loves to teach Sunday School in the Lighthouse ministry, which oversees children’s programs for pre-3s, early childhood, and grades 1–4.