The following profile is based on a Sojourners interview with John and Ann Sieckhaus, and on a homily given by John Sieckhaus in March 1984 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Trumbull, Connecticut. The Sieckhauses would like to acknowledge the assistance of members of their community in articulating their story.—The Editors
"It's amazing when you can see God's hand so clearly in your life. And that's what happened," John Sieckhaus commented as he reflected on the past 15 years of his life. During those years he and his family experienced both turmoil and peace, fear and bold certainty, brokenness and healing. Along the way the Sieckhaus family learned to take "one step at a time, the step that God gives for today." With that attitude they were able to take risks of faith when the future seemed uncertain and insecure.