Welcome to my website. My name is Brian Hoekstra and I’m honored to share my journey with you. I was born in Hawaii in 1959 and yes, I have an authentic Hawaiian birth certificate. The natives have a saying, “O ku'u 'āina wā kamali'i ... ku'u 'āina le'ale’a” which means “Land of my childhood years ... A place of simple joy.” This aptly describes my memories growing up.
I did, however, have a drug problem as a child. You see, I was drug to church twice a week whether I liked it or not. Despite a privileged upbringing and a commitment to serve God at an early age, I managed to shipwreck my life on a number of occasions due to a series of bad decisions. Thankfully, God in His mercy, drew me back to Himself.
I’ve been blessed with a wonderful wife, Lorraine, two beautiful daughters (Mary & Alice), and a new granddaughter Mara. You can read about them herein. Career wise, I’ve been fortunate to have worked with some of the best engineers and scientists in the world. I’ve also been influenced by some of the world’s leading theologians, pastors and teachers. What I’ve discovered along the way is that true faith is a rational response of trusting that those spiritual things which remain unseen are indeed trustworthy. For further musings on harmonizing science and theology, you can go to my blog here.
Oct 6, 2013
To visit my private company site, go to SDG Technology (SDGT.com).