We've abandoned serving our own photo album, opting instead for web albums via Google's Picasa. Click here to see lots of pictures of us.
This site is the internet home for the Goetz family, more specifically the Goetz family who currently resides in Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada. I wrote this site mainly as a portal to other stuff that I have on the web. You're more likely to find items of interest if you know us. If you don't know us, then feel free to nose around anyway...
My name is Mike Goetz and this is our family's little home on the Internet. My wife Rachel and I have two girls: Connie (aged 20), and Heidi (aged 18). We were married in 1997 and lived in Norwich, England until 1999. Since then we've been living in Port Coquitlam, Canada. This summer, 2010, we moved back to England to live in Bristol where we will be nearer Rachel's side of the family. We're excited about the opportunity for a new adventure, especially for our girls who haven't experienced life in a different place.
We are Christians and enjoy being involved in our church, doing all sorts of things from music to kids to some techy stuff. We're looking forward to getting involved with Bristol Vineyard once we land on those shores.
As for hobbies, I enjoy following sports like hockey, football (soccer), baseball, and even cricket. I also enjoy playing music; both keyboards and percussion, and although it might be sad, I do spend a lot of my spare time with the computer. Rachel likes to play her guitar & piano, and she also enjoys reading, running, and finding bargains.
We've started a blog in an attempt to keep in touch and let our friends and family know what we're up to. You can find it at blog.goetz.ca
Our last name is of germanic descent, and causes many a pronunciation problem despite it only being 5 letters long. Actually, in German our surname is spelled 'Götz', and the normal translation of the ö is to change it to oe. However, English has no words with an ö sound like you get in German, and thus the butchery of our name. For our family, the pronunciation has evolved to 'Getz'. It's not 100% correct, but that's what we say.
I am currently doing contract work which takes up all of my available time. You can find out much more about my experience and other projects I'm working on at my work section. Through my years of experience I've come to know some very good developers who are also very good people - if you need a referral please get in touch.