My name is Wolf. I came into this world as a Flüchtlinge-Kind (refugee child), and lived in a displaced persons camp in Austria after my family’s flight to freedom from behind the Iron Curtain. My family was among the millions of so-called Heimatvertreibene (expelled persons) forced to flee their homelands in Central and Eastern Europe after Communists came to power. This historic event is now known as Die Flucht und Verteibung, (The Flight and Expulsion). My mother died in the camp when I was just two years old.
When I was three I immigrated with my family to the USA and after a brief stay in Texas, settled in North Carolina. Then, my father died leaving me orphaned at age fifteen. The Sessoms family opened their hearts and home and took me in. I didn’t know it at the time but God was at work… for it was while I was in their home that I heard the Good News of Jesus Christ and met the love of my life… my wife Robin.
After a brief and sort of wild year in college I joined the US Army and was assigned to duty with the 82nd Airborne Division. I heard God’s call to ministry after my military service ended and went on to study for the ministry. While serving in the ministry, I also discovered along the way that I had an interest in business. I have worked for many years in the corporate arena as a manager and consultant in both the business and finance sectors.
Robin and I live in Apex, NC where we enjoy spending time with our wonderful son and daughter and their spouses and our five precious grandchildren.
Really, if I had to sum up my life, it would be this: when it’s all been said and done, there is just one thing that really matters. Did I do my best to live for the Lord, to share His gospel message of salvation and hope, and complete the work He gave me to do?
My heart’s desire is that Benjamin’s Gate will be a place of rest and renewal for everyone who comes here. Please come often and let me know what you think.
– Wolf –