After graduating from The University of Tennessee, Ed spent 2 years in the Air Force. Following his military service, he, his wife Liza, and son moved to Richmond where he graduated from Union Theological Seminary. In June of 1956, Ed, Liza and their children Woody, Sarah and Betty moved to Wilmington where he served as Assistant Minister at SACPC, and in 1958 became Pastor. With two more children, Albert and Andy he moved back to Richmond, Virginia in 1974. Ed then retired from The Westminster Church in 1990 and moved back to Wilmington. He served SACPC as Parish Associate for 6 years, then another year as interim Associate Minister. His wife Liza likes to say, Ed has flunked retirement five times. In between retirements, Ed fishes, reads, travels, works in their yard, and enjoys his grandchildren.