Leaders

Dr. Terry M. Buchholz

Dr. Terry Michael Buchholz was born deaf to a Deaf family in Waterloo, Iowa. From 1954 to 1967, he attended Iowa School for the Deaf in Council Bluffs, Iowa. In the fall of 1967, he attended Gallaudet University, but was expelled during the spring semester Pastor came to Minnesota to look for a job. He was employed as a welder at Donaldson…

Todd W. Reynolds

During my earliest years, I was raised by my Catholic family.  We attended Catholic services on special occasions such as Easter, Christmas, and Masses.  My life was changed forever when my parents filed for divorce. As a teen, my cousins recruited me into a criminal street gang.  I longed for a sense of belonging to a community and I thought the gang…

Matthew K. Dundon

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After my parents found out I was Deaf at a young age, they sent me to a Catholic school for the Deaf where they had an oral program. My family did not go to church, they sent me there for educational reasons. However, attending that school gave me a strong Catholic upbringing, even though I was…

Eric M. Gunther

I was born and raised in Long Island, New York.  My family did not find out I was deaf until 2 years old.  I was the only deaf person in my family.  They sought out ways to communicate with me and where I could attend school.  I was enrolled into Cleary School of the Deaf. I grew up in a Catholic family. …

Daniel J. Nemeth

I grew up as an only deaf child in a hearing family.  My family attended a Lutheran church faithfully and wanted to raise me as a Lutheran.  It was very important to my family that I receive a proper Christian upbringing. Three women from the Lutheran church who had learned some ASL volunteered to teach me some basic Bible stories.  They took…

Marc I. Langerman

This is my personal testimony on how I received Jesus Christ as my true Messiah when I was a 17-year-old Gallaudet University preparatory student. When I was a kid, I attended Jewish Sunday school and learned about Judaism. I felt like an alien being a Jewish boy at a “secular” mainstreamed public school and later at Maryland School for the Deaf in Frederick.…