Todd Gangl served in the United States Air Force Reserve both in the enlisted ranks and as a chaplain. Todd met his wife, Tammy Wheeles, at a small church in Huntsville, Alabama, in 2003. Following a short courtship, they married, combining six, full-time children into one large stepfamily! After seeking the Lord for His direction and with the full backing of their children, they created Joseph Stepfamily Ministries and began offering the “StepFamily 411” Seminars to local churches. These unique seminars featured their entire stepfamily speaking about real blended family issues and sharing practical ideas on how to make life in a stepfamily work! Recently, Todd, Tammy, and their now grown children published their second book, an eight-week stepfamily small group curriculum called Real Steps. Real Steps provides practical tips, biblical wisdom, and unique insight from real stepparents and their step kids on overcoming everyday blended family challenges. Todd also wrote a short summary of the unique stressors facing military stepfamilies published in Ron Deal’s “Participant’s Guide” of The Smart Stepfamily. Todd’s articles have also been published in the Smart Stepfamily e-Zine and Focus on the Family’s “Thriving Family” magazine.
In 2015, Todd and Tammy joined Cru Military (Campus Crusade for Christ – Military) as associate staff to launch Cru Military Stepfamily. This new stepfamily outreach, in cooperation with Ron Deal and FamilyLife Blended, combines the Gangl’s practical tips, biblical wisdom, and their kids’ unique insights wrapped into Todd’s military background. Cru Military Stepfamily will now bring real help for everyday military stepfamily life to military stepfamilies, chaplains, and local churches who support military member.
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