From Long Island, New York, Carl was an officer in the Army and worked in engineering before retiring. Since retiring, Carl has been in leadership at a church planting organization and serves at Crossing as the Deacon of Business Administration. He has two sons; one lives in the area and volunteers at Crossing, and the other lives in Wheaton, Illinois. Carl has one granddaughter. His wife, Kathy, passed away a number of years ago. In his free time, Carl enjoys reading, working on projects around the house, and preparing to sing on the Worship Team.