Turning Point

Turning Point is a series about transformative moments, times when one has done or experienced a new thing and been changed by it.

Some things--tough things--just didn’t get talked about in those days. For him, that thing was stuttering.

Elmer Klumpp was born at home in a wood-frame farmhouse in central Michigan, two days before Thanksgiving.

He shares a birth year with the Great Depression, but he didn’t know he’d grown up poor until he went to college.


Do you have a “turning point” moment you’d like to share? It could be big or small, a moment that changed your life or your day. Write BPC Communications Director Kim Marin at kim@burkepreschurch.org.

Stories are published in the BPC monthly newsletter, The New Leaf, and are written by Kim Marin.