The Cook Family


Being silly on the boardwalk at Ocean City, NJ

Becky and I met a couple of times before she remembered me, but I finally made an impression during a weekend trip with kids at Lake Champion in 1997.  We were both on staff with Young Life and were leaders with kids for the weekend.  Despite our responsibilities, we found time to flirt with each other, and she ended up being disappointed when I didn’t ask for her number at the end of the weekend.  I didn’t need the number however, because it was in the staff directory!  I did call a few days later to ask for a date, and ten months later, we were married.

We moved to the Capital District of New York in 2000, started a family, and thirteen years later, have three great kids, dubbed “The Cooklets.”

I’m the one with the official ministry title, but Becky and I consider ourselves a team.  We love to meet with people and talk about life and Christ, and we love hosting people at our home for meetings, meals, and just to hang out.